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Week 8 Posts - Post 1 To prevent the continuing speculation...

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Post 1 To prevent the continuing speculation of water, one of the most important changes that needs to be made is to stop treating corporations like people. Once they are no longer allowed to take water from wherever they want, they'll have to purchase the water from local governments who can deny selling to them. At least in the United States, this will keep a lot of water in place. Also, preventing regulatory agencies from being run by people with an interest in what the agency regulates (such as the previous CEO of a company regulated by the agency), as well as limited lobbying, may help to prevent some of the corruption. The biggest change for worldwide speculation should be to discourage privatization of water in exchange for debt repayal. Countries should be given some other option to repay their debt. These changes should help to mitigate water speculation both at home and abroad. As we (humans) make technological advances and learn of new opportunities to make a profit or uses of our technologies, one things becomes increasingly clear: anything that can be done, must be done. For example, within a few months of the perfection of the nuclear bomb, it was used on civilians. There seems to be a lack of judgment in many cases where judgment is crucial, and the question must be asked, "Just because something CAN be done, MUST it be done?" This question has never been more relevant than in the ever-growing problems that go with the privatization of water and allowing it to be bought and sold as a commodity. With corporations receiving the same rights (but none of the same responsibilities) as a citizen does, we are seeing more and more of the depletion of water sources faster than they can be replenished. Another relevant application of the question, "Just because something CAN be done, MUST it be done?" is the mass transportation of water from its natural ecosystem it was originally a part of and shipping it to places like Las Vegas, which, no matter how much water we send there, will
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