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Posted by on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 7:25pm.

Hi. I know this is an opinion question, but can someone please explain the situation to me because I don't totally understand the question. Thanks.

3.Water distribution systems are natural monopolies, since it is impractical to have numerous, competing irrigation systems or public water supply systems.

Does that statement violate American free market principles? Is it important to force competition on the global water system?

  • science - , Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 7:37pm

    All of our city water is piped into our homes and businesses by a local municipalities. In the U.S., it is one of the public services, along with other untilities, and elementary and secondary education, that is locally controlled and distributed. The public good outweighs our free market principles.

    Why should we force competition in other parts of the world when we don't have competition for public water supplies in the U.S.?

  • science - , Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 8:01pm

    thank you

  • science - , Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at 8:09pm

    You're welcome.

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