I heard something scary on an economics talk show. (Is that cliche?)
According to one “informed source”, the crooks running the economy have come up with a new way to convert something essential into a derivative. They have already screwed up housing and borrowing, so are now turning to water. Buying up water companies wherever it is possible, they can slice and dice these assets into promises of future wealth to unsuspecting investors. The fate of the little guy is irrelevant. On a parallel news channel, it was reported that a Hong Kong billionaire has just bought the water rights to a large section of Northern England. No one seems to be upset.
These geniuses have managed to enrich themselves while screwing up the economy for everyone else. Now, they can make more money on a necessity for life, unconcerned that water will run out and the world could dry up, just as credit has for anyone seeking a loan. But, unlike with money, people will pay anything for a drink of water. That has been calculated into the model…
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.