The Big Thirst: A Brief Recommendation/Review. This book, by Charles Fishman, is absolutely loaded with information about water use and politics, and is a particular indictment of the indulgence of the water culture of us 24-hour-hot-and-cold running Westerners, or rather more specifically, an indictment of our water policies (both governmental and corporate) and the water culture that those policies and official stances ultimately promote.
A choice quote….

Bottled water is the final flowering of the old water culture. Nothing says indulgence, in fact, like paying for something you don’t need to pay for, like paying for something you don’t need. Superficially, it looks like a somewhat silly triumph for capitalism - look what really smart, creative people can do with something as utterly pedestrian as water. In fact, it’s a reminder of exactly the opposite - the market has created very persuasive solutions for water problems that don’t exist, while failing to find any solutions for real water problems. (137)

[Amazon]

The Big Thirst: A Brief Recommendation/Review. This book, by Charles Fishman, is absolutely loaded with information about water use and politics, and is a particular indictment of the indulgence of the water culture of us 24-hour-hot-and-cold running Westerners, or rather more specifically, an indictment of our water policies (both governmental and corporate) and the water culture that those policies and official stances ultimately promote.

A choice quote….

Bottled water is the final flowering of the old water culture. Nothing says indulgence, in fact, like paying for something you don’t need to pay for, like paying for something you don’t need. Superficially, it looks like a somewhat silly triumph for capitalism - look what really smart, creative people can do with something as utterly pedestrian as water. In fact, it’s a reminder of exactly the opposite - the market has created very persuasive solutions for water problems that don’t exist, while failing to find any solutions for real water problems. (137)

[Amazon]

84 notes

Show

  1. h2ohsnap reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  2. sweatersandsass reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  3. altaeousverte reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  4. occupyingyourpolitics reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  5. kpmunchkin reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  6. tealightts reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  7. 3ayb3ayb reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook and added:
    i want to read this.
  8. kgstoryteller reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  9. tamaraleach reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  10. theschnei reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  11. ebdisme reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  12. freesiafaces reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  13. thesoftskeleton reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  14. cool-whatever reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  15. yan-ton reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  16. littlepieceofabigsoul reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook and added:
    Bottled water is the devil.
  17. political-che reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  18. aballah reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook
  19. lookatthisbeautifuldisaster reblogged this from thepoliticalnotebook

Blog comments powered by Disqus

']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; (document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0] || document.getElementsByTagName('body')[0]).appendChild(ga); })(); // ]]>