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August 19, 2011
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The single biggest problem with salad is making it. Cleaning, cutting, making sure you have fresh produce—it all tends to keep people away.” Harry Balzer, a vice president at the market research firm NPD, commenting on his company’s report showing that the average American eats a salad only 36 times a year.

The single biggest problem with salad is making it. Cleaning, cutting, making sure you have fresh produce—it all tends to keep people away.” Harry Balzer, a vice president at the market research firm NPD, commenting on his company’s report showing that the average American eats a salad only 36 times a year.

Why is this happening? Because we never really fixed underlying structural problems in the US and global economies that had been building for decades and caused the financial and economic crisis in 2008.” Steven Pearlstein, a Washington Post editorialist, on the shaky stock market.

We call it the democratization of surveillance.” Alessandro Acquisti who, along with 2 colleagues, took webcam pictures of 93 student volunteers and then attempted to match them to Facebook profiles using picture recognition technology recently acquired by Google. Acquisti’s group successfully identified a third of the volunteers.

The bad news is that the market is largely dependent on the decisions of a small number of policy makers rather than on fundamental concerns. And most of these policy makers happen to be on vacation right now,” Jason Trennert, founder of Strategas, a New York investment-strategy consultancy.

If (Ben Bernanke) prints more money between now and the election, I don’t know what you all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.” Texas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, commenting on the possibility that the Federal Reserve Chairman might authorize another round of quantitative easing in the money supply.