Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For
Yep, the water’s pretty much free, just bubbles up out of the ground.
It’s the bottling plants and the transport which add the value. The bottling plants and the transport being done by Nestle. Why shouldn’t the people adding the value get the value?
So, let’s consider that other essential for life, oxygen. Say you’re in hospital, and need an extra supply. The people who stuck that compressed oxygen into that bottle and transported it to where you need it not to die. They got it for free! Just sucked it out of the common atmosphere they did!
So, should the people who did the work to get it to where you need and want it gain the added value? The profit? Or should it be just, y’know, a free resource which your failing lungs can try to suck out of the atmosphere?
Actually, it would be fun to try starting an NGO which campaigned on this and see if anyone’s idiot enough to contribute. My bet is that there are some who really are that stupid.