privatizing water

Doug Henwood dhenwood at
Wed Mar 22 14:04:54 PST 2000

Michael Perelman wrote:

>Regarding the last sentence about competition: Water suppliers are
>generally a
>monopoly unless you imagine the monopoly supplier in South Africa
>competing against
>the monopoly supplier in India. Or am I missing something.

Well there's Evian vs. Perrier vs. San Pellegrino - that's a kind of competition. Make the stuff more expensive than gasoline, and the supply issues will take care of themselves, not to mention energy and transportation policy.


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