The Nightstand (January 22, 2012)

No post this week, just the Nightstand.

Mormonism Obsessed with Christ (Stephen Webb, First Things)

Soccer’s Heavy Boredom (Brian Phillips, Grantland)- I have tried, tried, tried to love soccer, but I just can’t bring myself to watch a whole game.

Two posts on taxes both from the NYT- Taxes at the Top (Paul Krugman) and Why Taxes Aren’t as High as They Seem (David Leonhardt)

Does Austerity Promote Economic Growth (Robert Schiller, Project Syndicate)- In short, no (duh).

Private Inequity (James Surowiecki, The New Yorker)- Surowiecki on the economy– always great.

How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work (Charles Duhigg and Keith Bradsher, NYT)

How the Educated Elite View Government (Ezra Klein, Wonkblog (WaPo))

What We Give Up for Health Care (Ezekiel Emanual, NYT) Key quote: “But liberals are wrong to ignore costs. The more we spend on health care, the less we can spend on other things we value. If liberals care about middle-class salaries, public education and other state-funded services, then they need to care about controlling health care costs every bit as much as conservatives do.”

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