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It’s true that a well-crafted sandwich is more immediately gratifying than an informed opinion. However, it would be more beneficial to our growth as a society if the consumers, when making their purchase (or choosing not to), were armed with the knowledge of the potential impact of their dollar vote.

This past week the now hydra-like Greek debt crisis reared yet another one of its re-growing heads. Anti-austerity protests returned to Athens as Greek ministers attempted to acquiesce to the demands of European Union leaders who thought that the problem had already been dealt with. The continuation of the Greek recession, now entering historic periods of length and severity at five years and a 16 percent decrease from pre-recession GDP, should not be seen as a surprise.