The best sentences we read today

April 12, 2013

-- "Back when there was only one phone company (AT&T) and a five-minute long-distance call could cost the equivalent of $25, the incentives for hacking the system were clear.”

-- "The part of Wall Street that I worked in was simply transferring wealth from the less sophisticated investors, often teachers’ pension funds and factory workers’ retirement accounts, to the more sophisticated investors that call themselves proprietary trading desks and hedge funds.”

-- "If a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of the name would be insensitive or confusing, the WMO hurricane committee... may retire the name. Sandy is the 77th name to be retired from the Atlantic list since 1954."

-- "All things considered, La Taqueria is offering a better burrito. But Chipotle is offering a better burrito-based business proposition."

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