Deeper In Debt Or A Better Water Policy? Voters Will Decide In November

Lawrence McQuillan and Rebecca Harris
Lawrence J. McQuillan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at The Independent Institute (, Publisher of Aquanomics: Water Markets and the Environment (2012). Rebecca Harris is a Public Policy Analyst with the Institute.

In November, California voters will decide the fate of a proposed $7.5 billion water bond, Proposition 1. Rather than approve more debt, voters should pressure governments at all levels to end policies that encourage urban and agricultural water waste. Consider rice, though these problems apply to other crops. California is the second-largest producer of rice […]

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