Water for Sale.

Review of Karen Piper's THE PRICE OF THIRST.

The Price of Thirst by Karen PiperKaren Piper’s Price of Thirst is an expose of the global cabal of five companies that controls some 73% of the world’s private water supplies. Private companies provide an increasing proportion of water: “By 2025, the number of people served by private water companies is predicted to reach 21%. In the United States, it will reach 39%.”

Building on what Piper characterizes as a colonial legacy, these companies are not producing clean water, but rather the conditions for a “dangerous global social unrest.”

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Published in: First Things
By: Peter J. Leithart