The Mormon Work Ethic
From The Economist

Why Utah’s economy is soaring above its neighbors

NOBODY knows quite how the contagion that broke out in Wall Street will affect the rest of America , nor how deep or how long the likely recession will be. What is certain is that some places will suffer more than others. So far Utah, a state best-known for Mormonism and pretty rocks, is looking unusually healthy. “We’ve got a lot to be proud of,” says Jon Huntsman, the governor. “Certainly more than many of our neighbours.”