OPINION: Desalination Plants vs. Bullet Trains and Pensions

California’s current water crisis could be solved with the construction of new desalination plants, but such common sense solutions are blocked by special interests, writes Ed Ring in UnionWatch.org.  Although using technology to overcome the water shortage would benefit Californians broadly, many crony capitalists worry such programs could increase competition in the marketplace while pension funds worry about the impact lower living costs would have on their assets.

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