A Short List of My Favorite Things From 2021.

James Surowiecki
7 min readJan 1, 2022
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Given that this is my last post of the year — a year that, while it was not exactly stellar, was far better than 2020 — it seemed only natural to do a year-end list of some kind. But it doesn’t feel as if I read enough or saw enough stuff that came out in 2021 to make a Best Books or Best Movies of the Year list, so what I thought I’d do instead was put together a list of five of the cultural and intellectual…

James Surowiecki

I’m the author of The Wisdom of Crowds. I’ve been a business columnist for Slate and The New Yorker and written for a wide range of other publications.