TouchStone Reads - August 5th, 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...

  • Prime Health - Amazon makes a bigger move into healthcare with its acquisition of One Medical (Prof G)

  • Study: Millennials didn’t stray far from where they grew up (AP News)

  • The pandemic impulse purchases we grew to hate (Vox)

  • Opinion | Norman Lear: What Archie Bunker Would Have Thought of Donald Trump and Jan. 6  (The New York Times)

  • The Water Wars Come to the Suburbs (New Yorker)

  • The Single Most Important Thing to Know About Financial Aid: It’s a Sham (Slate)

  • Yes, Social Media Really Is Undermining Democracy (The Atlantic)

  • The Supreme Court Is Making America Ungovernable (The Atlantic)

  • If Humans Are the Smartest Animals, Why Are We So Unhappy? (Scientific American)

  • 9 ways the Jan. 6 hearings are having an impact, from deflating Trump to squeezing Merrick Garland (Grid)

  • Book-banning is on the rise, as part of the far-right’s assault on democracy (Los Angeles Times)

What are you reading or listening to?