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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

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    and you would be wrong. Read their website. They are a multi state company. They acquire other water companies. I doubt very seriously they bought and paid to have the pipes layed themselves. They use pipes already paid for by the tax payers.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    You know, it usually helps to actually watch the videos or read the links that people post before you go off on your preconceived notions about them. I didn't see where he called for privatizing water. He did say that everyone should have access to water, but that it should be charged for use like any other utility and assistance should be granted to those who can't afford it. If you give a damn about water conservation, this is a good idea. The cost would be low, but it will help with water usage during times of drought and probably bring down costs by encouraging people to cut down on waste.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    You know, it usually helps to actually watch the videos or read the links that people post before you go off on your preconceived notions about them. I didn't see where he called for privatizing water. He did say that everyone should have access to water, but that it should be charged for use like any other utility and assistance should be granted to those who can't afford it. If you give a damn about water conservation, this is a good idea. The cost would be low, but it will help with water usage during times of drought and probably bring down costs by encouraging people to cut down on waste.
    No, he didn't literally say, "Water should be privatized", but his words still had the same meaning, IMO.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    No, he didn't literally say, "Water should be privatized", but his words still had the same meaning, IMO.
    No he didn't. He said that people should pay for the water they use and get subsidized if they can't afford it. Plenty of government services have fees from use. Public electricity, community colleges, and health insurance typically have some type of fee for their use. This isn't any different. People treat market forces as if they are some kind of evil, but they are usually the most efficient way of allocating resources.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    It sort of has been privatized. I live in a 1200 sf townhouse. I have zero back yard and a small fron yard with the world's most neglected palm tree. I have a HE washer. If its yellow its mellow. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth. My shower takes about 7 minutes.

    My water bill was $45 last month.

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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    No he didn't. He said that people should pay for the water they use and get subsidized if they can't afford it. Plenty of government services have fees from use. Public electricity, community colleges, and health insurance typically have some type of fee for their use. This isn't any different. People treat market forces as if they are some kind of evil, but they are usually the most efficient way of allocating resources.
    Yes, he did. We disagree. Leave it at that.


    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It sort of has been privatized. I live in a 1200 sf townhouse. I have zero back yard and a small fron yard with the world's most neglected palm tree. I have a HE washer. If its yellow its mellow. I turn off the water when I brush my teeth. My shower takes about 7 minutes.

    My water bill was $45 last month.
    Tried that many years ago. Made the bathroom smell like pee. Stopped doing it.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yes, he did. We disagree. Leave it at that.
    How is calling for a use-fee privatization? I'm not calling it evil. I'm not even against water privatization, at least in principle.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    You know, it usually helps to actually watch the videos or read the links that people post before you go off on your preconceived notions about them. I didn't see where he called for privatizing water. He did say that everyone should have access to water, but that it should be charged for use like any other utility and assistance should be granted to those who can't afford it. If you give a damn about water conservation, this is a good idea. The cost would be low, but it will help with water usage during times of drought and probably bring down costs by encouraging people to cut down on waste.
    People already pay for the water they use. I get a water bill every month.
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    Re: Nestle CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized

    People who want free water should walk to the river with a bucket or buy a shovel and start digging. Otherwise, just hope it is included in your rent if you are that poor.

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