TouchStone Reads - August 11th, 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...

  • Aristotle’s 10 Rules for a Good Life: An ancient Greek recipe for happiness (The Atlantic)
  • This Is the Case: Special Counsel Jack Smith has sounded the call, but voters must answer it if they wish to preserve American democracy. (The Atlantic)
  • The First Big Antitrust Trial of the Century Is About to Start: Google’s monopoly is going on trial starting September 12. This is the big one. (BIG by Matt Stoller)
  • For the Love of God, Stop Microwaving Plastic (Wired)
  • The Problem with Plastics & Recycling (Information is Beautiful)
  • “Room-temperature superconductor” would be a huge deal: The superconductor frenzy, explained. (Vox)
  • The Local-News Crisis Is Weirdly Easy to Solve (The Atlantic)
  • New evidence that we’re solving more murders (Slow Boring)
  • Bring On the E-Boats! The most exciting electric vehicles in the world are for sailors only. (Slate)
  • From Pepperoni Math to Nepo Babies, Summer Is for Interns: Your first experience at work is not often forgotten. (Businessweek)
  • The Jerk Aficionados: Playing a sleazy, blustering buffoon the audience loves takes skill - just ask Adam Scott, Ben Stiller, or Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (The Ringer)

What are you reading or listening to?