The debate over water privatization goes beyond issues of safety, efficiency and profit, to the question of what exactly an American citizen is entitled to. Analyst Karen J. Bakker has said that while water has historically been considered a “public good,” a universal right, and a “necessary precondition for participation in public life,” privatization makes it: “no longer a public good…but a tradable good,” subject to the fluctuations of the market. #Chrischristie
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Once again, water is making news. On February 5, 2015 New Jersey Governor and Koch-backed GOP 2016 Presidential hopeful, Chris Christie, signed the oh-so-misleadlingly titled "Water Infrastructure Protection Act" (also known as WIPA) into law. This should be shocking front page news, but t
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