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Water is the new oil: How corporations took over a basic human right

Water is the new oil How corporations took over a basic human right Salon com


While it’s shocking to watch a city deny the rights of its own citizens, that’s nothing compared to what could happen if private water companies are allowed to take over. In “The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos,” Karen Piper details the litany of examples worldwide of this very thing happening. In a classic example of the shock doctrine, Piper argues, water shortages are being seen as a business opportunity for multinational corporations. Their mantra: “No money, no water.” By 2025, it’s predicted they’ll be serving 21 percent of the world’s population.

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Wasn't that part of the plot line of The Omen II and III?

No, it's the plot of There Will Be Blood.

Yes, AND:

Just had the Omen II on in the background and it came to a part were the Dad is having a convo with a few douchebags that work for his company. One of them is talking about using famine as a means to make profit and then goes into a spiel which pretty much describes what Monsanto is up to. 

Anyone see it?

Hadn't seen it, but geez. Monsanto. Sad. 

Supply and demand is one thing; profiteering from scarcity is another.

Which is what people say about Uber too. 

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