TouchStone Reads - January 12th, 2024


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 World Depends on 60-Year-Old Code No One Knows Anymore (PC Magazine)

  • It’s Time to Dismantle the Technopoly. As technology accelerates, we need to stop accepting the bad consequences along with the good ones (New Yorker)

  • Epic Fail. How a corporate duopoly ruined skiing (Slate)

  • Changes in Hospital Adverse Events and Patient Outcomes Associated With Private Equity Acquisition (JAMA)

  • The Human Development Index and related indices: what they are and what we can learn from them (Our World in Data)

  • Crime in the USA: A short primer and collection of basic descriptive facts (Patterns In Humanity)

  • What If Money Expired? (NOEMA)

  • What does the Cerebellum Do Anyway? Why do we need a whole other “little brain” to control these aspects of movement? (Rough Diamonds)

  • The Plight of the Eldest Daughter. Women are expected to be nurturers. Firstborns are expected to be exemplars. Being both is exhausting (The Atlantic)

  • How a 40-ounce cup turned Stanley into a $750 million a year business (CNBC)

  • Look for these 9 red flags to identify food that is ultra-processed (Washington Post)

What are you reading or listening to?