Tag Archives: water

 ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’

A progressive consumption tax would go a long way toward enforcing limits in water usage.

In April, after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) called for a 25 percent reduction in water use, consumption in Rancho Santa Fe went up by 9 percent.

Source: Rich Californians balk at limits: ‘We’re not all equal when it comes to water’ – The Washington Post

Carry this out through the entire economy with a progressive consumption (sales) tax and you would solve a lot of problems.

IMF Warns Underpricing Water Is Fostering Shortages

Remember that video that went around a few months back about the CEO of Nestles declaring water is not a human right? He was probably correct. How can I have a right to something that may not be available?

The IMF is now chiming in with a decree that water is underpriced and that underpricing of water is causing shortages.

Governments should be charging consumers higher prices to encourage more sustainable water use and improve access for the poor, the IMF says in its latest staff discussion note.

Source: IMF Warns Underpricing Water Is Fostering Shortages – Real Time Economics – WSJ

Right pricing water is going to be critical to sustaining our potable water supply.