Water markets and ethics

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Can it be ethical to buy and sell water, something so important for human life? I won't answer this question outright, but I will bring to bear the perspective of

Can it be ethical to buy and sell water, something so important for human life?  I won't answer this question outright, but I will bring to bear the perspective of an economist on it.

 

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I agree with you! We should not act as if public institutions wouldn´t exist, like private companies solve the problem or nothing will be done. I think in most parts of the world water services are provided by public institutions or public companies with probably some defecs in efficiency, but their aim is to provide cheap and clean water contrary to a for-profit company whos main aim is profit. Service quality might also lower if there is no competition who offers this service.

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As almost every global scarcity, the water issue is a problem of distribution. Geography matters, and tecnology and infrastucture matters!

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Governments are coerced?!?!?!?

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