TouchStone Reads - November 4th, 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...

  • When Your Only Tool is a Hammer (The Big Picture)

  • How job openings explain everything in the economy and the markets right now (TKer)

  • The messy true story of the last time we beat inflation: The usual narrative about the “Volcker shock” leaves a lot out — and policymakers risk learning the wrong lessons (Vox)

  • China’s GDP blackout isn’t fooling anyone. There is diminishing faith in the few economic indicators that, after years of obfuscation, still see the light of day (Financial Times)

  • Can a new form of cryptography solve the internet’s privacy problem? (The Guardian)

  • Taylor Swift Makes History as First Artist With Entire Top 10 on Billboard Hot 100, Led by ‘Anti-Hero’ at No. 1 (Billboard)

  • How Genes Can Leap From Snakes to Frogs in Madagascar: The discovery of a hot spot for horizontal gene transfer draws attention to the possible roles of parasites and ecology in such changes (Quanta Magazine)

  • It’s a Bad Time to Be a Booster Slacker (The Atlantic)

  • Rejoice in the End of Daylight Saving Time: It’s the most wonderful day of the year! (The Atlantic)

  • Eric Idle on Surviving Pancreatic Cancer (Time)

  • Stretches for Sitting All Day: 11 Poses to Stretch Out After Work (Outside Online)

  • The Difference Between Amateurs & Professionals (Curiosity Chronicle)

What are you reading or listening to?