By Robert A. Vella
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is at the forefront of America’s drive towards corporatism. On the Saturday after Christmas, he and his comrade-in-arms from New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo – vetoed bills that would have reformed the scandal-plagued Port Authority. Now, he is leading the charge to privatize the municipal water systems in his state.
As fresh water supplies are increasingly being stressed by escalating climate change and industrial exploitation, those who own it can wield great socioeconomic power. When the public loses that ownership, they essentially lose everything including the very right to live.
Al Jazeera America is reporting:
A bill that would allow New Jersey municipalities to sell their public water utilities to private, for-profit corporations without putting the measure to voters is…
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