Economy and Ecology: Together Forever Nature's Death by Finance

Geoffrey Williams

Abstract


            Water, over the past 150 years (approximately), has been transformed into a commodity that is quickly slipping through our fingers. Though the domination of water in the United States began with the political power of economic imperialism and expansion, corporate domination of ecology (and water specifically) has now become commonplace. Now in many countries around the world water is controlled and, more importantly, sold by multinational corporations. This succession of events have led to two major global issues: in the United States and other western powers, a major concern is the overuse of water by individuals and businesses alike, whereas in much of the underdeveloped world, a major concern is is the inability to find water that is safe to drink and use. These two problems originate from the same attitude towards water, attached to capitalism and profit, and greatly affect people worldwide. . . .


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