An interesting piece from Grist came on the radar, focused on privatization of water supplies, and it's worth a read:
As communities struggle to balance their ever-shrinking budgets, investment firms and large, predominantly foreign companies are seizing the moment. Across the country, communities are being aggressively courted to sell or lease their drinking water and wastewater utilities to private companies. Since 1991, water utilities interested in profit have seduced at least 144 cities and towns into privatizing their domestic water systems.
It's an issue we'll be hearing more and more of as resources run dry.
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