Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Money almost always trumps all other criteria when it comes to issue of critical allocation

The following post was prompted by the Salon article linked below.

Water, like sand, has become a civilization corner stone that is slipping through our careless hands faster than we can keep track of any more. Which, unfortunately, makes it a commodity ripe for egregious profiteering.

As with prioritizing in general, when Big Money sees a chance to continue legal egregious profiteering they jump on it, and California's water crisis is a great example. And because they also benefit from the new electric amplification that money allows for in how information saturation gets selectively, and consistently, applied, they can control how any situation is framed to the public. From that framing there then comes the questions that only they have the answers for. Even for a supposedly Liberal, Democratic governor.

Pretty slick don't you think? Especially when most of us hardly think twice about buying bottled water. Sold in plastic bottles no less because goodness knows the earth doesn't have nearly enough of those laying about.


NestlĂ©’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst