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Private Water Saves Lives

Author: Fredrik Segerfeldt, Cato Institute [USA], Published on: 29 August 2005

Some governments of impoverished nations have turned to business for help, usually with good results... The privatization of water distribution has stirred up strong feelings and met with resistance. There have been violent protests and demonstrations against water privatization all over the world... However, the movement's criticisms are off base... True, many privatizations have been troublesome... But these mistakes do not make strong arguments against privatizations as such, but against bad privatizations.

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