privatisation

Can we save the oceans by selling them?

Chris Frid
| 2nd November 2013
The oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet’s surface, and represent the last great wilderness. Yet they are hugely impacted by human activities. Could privatisation - as proposed by the World Bank - be the answer?

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Struggling for Éire

Molly Scott Cato
| 11th May 2009
If it is not to be choked by debt and taxes, Ireland must return to the self-sufficient, localised vision of one of its founding fathers

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Harvesting rain

Michael Kenneth Cowan
| 1st June 2008
Can traditional water-harvesting systems teach us how to solve contemporary water problems? Michael Kenneth Cowan says we have a lot to learn from the ancient and troubled ecology of the Middle East

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The commons: an antidote to globalisation

Jonathon Rowe
| 1st April 2008
The corporate market has become the institutional equivalent of a compulsive eater. It has a built-in hunger that cannot be filled, and it is hard to stop the damage within the framework of its own game.

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Bogotá's fight for public water

Maria Teresa Ronderos
| 1st March 2004
How the Colombian capital Bogotá defied the World Bank and the multinationals, refused to privatise and turned its water services into the best in the country

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The privatisation of water

Jon Luoma
| 1st March 2004
The privatisation of global water services means billion-dollar profits for corporations and pollution, disconnection and soaring prices for consumers

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Bottled Water

The Ecologist
| 1st February 2003
Twice as expensive as petrol, three times the price of milk, and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water. Is it worth it, and what impact is it having on our environment?

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