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The Price of ThirstGlobal Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos$
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Karen Piper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816695423

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.001.0001

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How a Coup Opened Chile’s Water Markets

How a Coup Opened Chile’s Water Markets

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(p.73) Two How a Coup Opened Chile’s Water Markets
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The Price of Thirst
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Karen Piper

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695423.003.0003

Chile is commonly lauded as the first country in the world to privatize 100% of its water supplies; but this was done by a totalitarian regime. Intended to jump-start a free market in water, the new water laws instead created an enormous monopoly.

Keywords:   Water, Privatization, Environment, Globalization, climate change, food security, social unrest

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