TouchStone Reads - December 16th, 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...

  • Europolitics Watch #1 - The Big Breturn?? (

  • A $100 Billion Lesson In Why Building Public Transportation Is So Expensive in the US (Vice)

  • The socially sanctioned arrogance of SBF: Sam Bankman-Fried is what happens when nobody looks under the hood (Vox)

  • The quiet disappearance of the safe deposit box (The Hustle)

  • The Brilliance and Weirdness of ChatGPT: A new chatbot from OpenAI is inspiring awe, fear, stunts and attempts to circumvent its guardrails (New York Times)

  • Elon Musk’s Twitter Is a Shakespearean Psychodrama Set in Silicon Valley (Businessweek)

  • The best science images of 2022: An almighty eruption, the cosmos remastered, swirling cells and more (Nature)

  • Trump Stands in the Middle of Fifth Avenue and Shoots the Constitution (The Bulwark)

  • ‘People think I’m stupid’: the story of the man who shot himself 192 times (The Guardian)

What are you reading or listening to?