TouchStone Reads - October 28th, 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...

  • What broke Britain? The UK has seemed to be in constant crisis for a few years now. There’s one big reason why (Vox)

  • Exxon’s Exodus: Employees Have Finally Had Enough of Its Toxic Culture (Businessweek)

  • How Bad Are Elon Musk’s Latest Twitter Shenanigans? (Slate)

  • The $30 Million Lottery Scam (The Atlantic)

  • Despite sanctions, Russian fuel is still selling - here’s who’s buying (Vox)

  • The Rise of Mobile Gambling Is Leaving People Ruined and Unable to Quit (Vice)

  • The Effect of College and University Endowments on Financial Aid, Admissions, and Student Composition (NBER)

  • Changing tastes and frazzled workers prompt CEO Howard Schultz to press for a reset; ‘we will design new stores from scratch’ (WSJ)

  • The Real Star of M*A*S*H: A personal tribute to the overlooked genius of writer W.C. Heinz (Quillette)

  • Steve Martin on His Late Career Surge and Contemplating Retirement: “This Is, Weirdly, It” (HollywoodReporter)

What are you reading or listening to?