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Water everywhere…

The Illinois Humanities Council sponsors a forum on growing conflicts over water and oil tomorrow at International House at the University of Chicago.

Since it’s just a few blocks from the site of the proposed Milton Friedman Institute, perhaps they’ll consider today’s article in the New York Times, about small towns in Chile that are drying up since their water sources have been sold off.  Water privatization — less regulated in Chile than anywhere else — began in 1981 under the Pinochet dictatorship, which Friedman so prominently advised.

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