Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
When I was researching the Bolivian water war a few years ago, I read a few things which said, initially, that bottled water itself was a long-term marketing strategy, to get people used to the idea of paying for water, then it just took off.  Can't remember the sources and it's a bit late to try to dig them up, but an interesting aspect to bear in mind I think.

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 6th, 2009 at 05:51:49 AM EST

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