Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Poisoned Water Syndrome

Flint water crisis reveals limits of running a state as a business ( video) -

...In Flint’s case, Kousser says, the problem stemmed from what appears to have been a trade-off between cost-cutting measures and public health.

“The private marketplace works because of competition, but governments often have monopoly,” he notes. “When Volkswagen screws up, you can buy a Ford. But when lead starts coming out of your tap, you can’t just turn on another tap...

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