“Water is of course the most important raw material we have today in the world. It’s a question of whether we should privatise the normal water supply for the population. And there are two different opinions on the matter. The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. This means that as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution. And the other view says that water is a foodstuff like any other, and like any other foodstuff it should have a market value. Personally I believe it’s better to give foodstuff a value so that we’re all aware that it has its price, and then that one should take specific measures for the part of the population that has no access to this water, and there are many different possibilities there. I’m still of the opinion that the biggest social responsibility of any CEO is to maintain and ensure the successful and profitable future of his enterprise.”
– Peter Brabeck-Letmathe – wikipedia
Note: So everything we need for a fulfilling and healthy life must be monetized? Even if we appreciate the effort in managing our common resources it does NOT mean profit-seeking is implied.
Trueactivist article – Nestle CEO: Water Is Not A Human Right, Should Be Privatized