TouchStone Reads - December 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...

  • Salesforce Signals the Golden Age of Cushy Tech Jobs Is Over (Businessweek)

  • Tax Policy shows what a society values (Heather Cox Richardson)

  • A lot of things are getting cheaper. Here’s why you probably haven’t noticed (Business Insider)

  • Top 25 News Photos of 2023 (The Atlantic)

  • The Story of Bruce Springsteen’s #1 Guitar” (Men’s Journal)

  • ‘How do you reduce a national dish to a powder?’: Inside the surprisingly secretive world of crisp flavours (The Guardian)

  • Why Teslas Totaled in the US Are Mysteriously Reincarnated in Ukraine (Wired)

  • How did time begin, and how will it end? (BBC)

  • The Red State Brain Drain Isn’t Coming. It’s Happening Right Now. As conservative states wage total culture war, college-educated workers - physicians, teachers, professors, and more - are packing their bags (New Republic)

  • The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked! British Music Video GOLD (The Guardian)

  • The first results from the world’s biggest basic income experiment: Money always helps, but for the very poor, one lump sum can last a long time (Vox)

What are you reading or listening to?