Breakfast Links: June 9, 2011

— This is why equality of opportunity is not a viable substitute for substantive equality.

— America trades lower taxes for lower health costs.

— Try as I might, I can’t understand what model Peter Orszag is using to think about fiscal and monetary stimulus.

— But Orszag on the roots of polarization makes a lot of sense.

— McDonald’s wine pairing is genius.

— On French political economy.

— Maybe Annie Walker just prefers to live in an expensive neighborhood.

— Michael Walzer on Israel “on its own march, eyes closed, toward what looks to me like disaster.”

— Matt Steinglass on health care.