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(47,992 posts)
Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:02 PM Jun 2012

Do you think harms could result from access to clean water being controlled by leases held

by a privately owned company in a state-tax-free economy?

This would be equipment for better-than-commercial-grade clean water in an agricultural state, btw.

Please answer this poll & give any of your thoughts about this if you wish.

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Do you think harms could result from access to clean water being controlled by leases held (Original Post) patrice Jun 2012 OP
water empire phantom power Jun 2012 #1
It's coming to Brownbackistan, at minimum, for starters. patrice Jun 2012 #3
greater harm than we can imagine... handmade34 Jun 2012 #2

phantom power

(25,966 posts)
1. water empire
Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:29 PM
Jun 2012
A hydraulic empire (also known as a hydraulic despotism, or water monopoly empire) is a social or government structure which maintains power and control through exclusive control over access to water. It arises through the need for flood control and irrigation, which requires central coordination and a specialized bureaucracy.[1]

Often associated with these terms and concepts is the notion of a water dynasty. This body is a political structure which is commonly characterized by a system of hierarchy and control often based around class or caste. Power, both over resources (food, water, energy) and a means of enforcement such as the military are vital for the maintenance of control.



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2. greater harm than we can imagine...
Tue Jun 5, 2012, 02:36 PM
Jun 2012


"Around the world, multinational corporations are seizing control of public water resources and prioritizing profits for their stockholders and executives over the needs of the communities they serve...

Get the Facts:
These private water companies try to persuade cash-strapped cities and towns to relinquish control over their valuable public water and sewer systems.
Many communities that experimented with privatization have found that it often results in worse service at a higher cost.
After taking over a municipal water system, water companies aggressively hike water rates by an average of about 10 percent a year, adding hundreds of dollars onto the typical annual household bill...
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