The Nightstand (Dec 2nd)

God’s Tax Subsidies (Matthew Yglesias, Slate Moneybox)

Abraham Lincoln and the Cost of Inequality (Ezra Klein, Wonkblog)

The Shocks We Will Face After This Life (Kent Larsen, Times & Seasons)

Pioneer Prophet Roundable: Turner Responds (Juvenile Instructor)– The Mormon historians’ blog Juvenile Instructor has been publishing a roundtable discussion of various aspects of John Turner’s recent biography of Brigham Young.  This post is Turner’s response and all previous posts are linked to here.

Wal-Mart could easily pay (somewhat) more to its associates (Matthew Yglesias, Slate Moneybox)

When right-wing blather killed (Joan Walsh, Salon)

A minimum tax for the wealthy (Warren Buffett, NYT)

America, Israel, Gaza, the World (Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest)

Confronting a global austerity agenda (Socialist Worker editorial)

A Hospital War Reflects a Bind for Doctors in the US (Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson, NYT)

The great uncompromiser (Alan Maass, Socialist Worker)

As Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price (Louise Story, NYT)– The beginning of a series on “The United States of Subsidies.”

A New Leader Pushes a Different Side of Mexico (Elizabeth Malkin, Randal C. Archibold, NYT)

Tax Burden for Most Americans is Lower than in the 1980s (Binyamin Appelbaum, Robert Gebelhoff, NYT)

Reflections on my Spiritually Heterogamous Marriage (Gina Colvin, Kiwi Mormon)

Its Time to Stop Killing in Secret (David Cole, NY Review of Books)

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