TouchStone Reads - September 8th, 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...

  • Jack Welch and the End of Stakeholder Capitalism (Robert Reich -

  • The play deficit: Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never grow up (Aeon)

  • The Skyrocketing Toll of the Billion-Dollar Climate Disaster (

  • How BYD snatched Tesla’s crown: BYD dominates the Chinese EV market. Now it’s coming for the world (Rest of World)

  • One Man’s Quest to Heal the Oceans - And Maybe Save the World (Time)

  • Denmark pays students to go to college. But free education does have a price (The World)

  • Steve Carell’s college hockey teammates ‘didn’t know he was funny because we were idiots’ (The Athletic)

  • Is Carlos Alcaraz the Next Billion-Dollar Tennis Player? (Businessweek)

  • The End Will Come for the Cult of MAGA: The next generation isn’t buying it. (The Atlantic)

  • The Glorious and Mysterious Fast-Food Chain That Could Be Coming to Your Town: Cheap burgers. A gazillion milkshakes. A weird bacon thing. Say hello to Cook Out. (Slate)

  • The Song That Never Ends: Why Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ Sustains (NPR)

What are you reading or listening to?