TouchStone Reads - February 24th, 2023


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...


  • Fear Made John McAfee Rich. It Also Ruined Him (Businessweek)

  • How Google Ran Out of Ideas: The company thinks it’s an innovator. In fact, it’s an imitator - and not the best one, either (The Atlantic)

  • The Road to Disinflation (Apricitas Economics)

  • The return to the office could be the real reason for the slump in productivity. Here’s the data to prove it (Fortune)

  • The incredible shrinking future of college (Vox)

  • “This Is Not an Invasion of the Aliens”: How UFO Mania Went Mainstream (Vanity Fair)

  • The US is losing its luster for the rich as millionaires start to chase the American Dream in other countries (Business Insider)

  • Children of the Ice Age: With the help of new archaeological approaches, our picture of young lives in the Palaeolithic is now marvellously vivid (Aeon)

  • Venice canals start to run dry as low tide and lack of rain hit (The Guardian)

What are you reading or listening to?