TouchStone Reads - May 6th, 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...

  • The Invisible Hand’s Visible Swarm Or, Why I’m Optimistic the Problems that Matter Will Get Solved (Not Boring)

  • Real Freedom of Speech: Mike Birbiglia - I’ve always respected ‪@Trevornoah so much but this closing speech from the White House correspondents’ dinner is particularly spectacular. (Twitter Video)

  • Content isn’t king: People in tech and media have been saying that ‘content is king’ for a long time (Benedict Evans)

  • North Koreans Are Jailbreaking Phones to Access Forbidden Media (Wired)

  • Apple just launched its first self-repair program. Other tech companies are about to follow. (Grist)

  • The Big Lie that keeps the Uber bezzle alive A credulous press continues to report massive losses as profitability. (Medium)

  • Why Is It So Hard to Predict the Next Great Quarterback? (The Ringer)

  • In the dark: Seven years, 60 countries, 935 internet shutdowns: How authoritarian regimes found an off switch for dissent. (Rest of World)

  • Elon Musk’s China problem. (Popular Information)

  • Elon Musk hates government subsidies. His companies love them. (Grid)

What are you reading or listening to?