TouchStone Reads - April 8th, 2022


We often set aside articles that are longer, deserve a re-read, are broader in scope…or just for fun — for weekend reading. Below are some from this week — pour yourself a hot cup of coffee & enjoy...

  • How Banks react to rising interest Rates (Axios)

  • Weird Science: This surge of attention to the fringes of science has not just happened within the boutique field of the history of science. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

  • 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying (The Guardian)

  • Night Shifts: Can technology shape our dreams? (Harper’s)

  • Tracking the Price of Nails since 1695 (NBER)

  • Sunshine - from a better perspective (ESA)

  • China extended its lockdown of Shanghai indefinitely, forcing its ~26M residents to stay home. (Zero)

  • Economist Jim O’Neill on Russia (Spiegel)

  • Can Home Prices and Interest Rates Soar at the Same Time? (New York Times)

  • Happiness, benevolence, and trust during COVID-19 and beyond (World Happiness Report)

  • Could solar geoengineering reduce human suffering? (Grid)

  • The Bear Breaks Down: Andrei Soldatov on Russia’s Self-Destruction (Octavian Report)

  • America Is Staring Down Its First So What? Wave (The Atlantic)

What are you reading or listening to?