TouchStone Reads - August 18th, 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...

  • The Anti-California: How Montana performed a housing miracle (The Atlantic)

  • The state of AI in 2023: Generative AI’s breakout year (McKinsey)

  • Taxing the 1 per cent: Public Opinion vs Public Policy (Cambridge Core)

  • See Inside a Ghost Town of Abandoned Mansions in China (Architectural Digest)

  • Google’s Search Box Changed the Meaning of Information (Wired)

  • Why Did Scouts Whiff on Luis Arraez, MLB’s Base-Hit King? (The Ringer)

  • Yes, there is a cure for bullshit The patron saint of calling BS, Harry Frankfurt, died watching his philosophy become more urgent than ever. (Nautilus)

  • The Owls Are Not What They Seem (The Atlantic)

  • The Secret Life of the 500+ Cables That Run the Internet (CNET)

  • The Procrastinator’s Paradox: What if delaying your work is part of the process? (Businessweek)

  • Notes from Grief Camp: Every summer, more than a hundred kids spend a weekend at Camp Erin swimming and canoeing. They also learn to deal with death. (The Walrus)

What are you reading or listening to?