After government poisoned Flint, private companies donate clean water. Government trusters complain that this “sends the wrong message.”


Government officials purportedly “in charge” of Flint, Michigan ran the City into the ground after decades of corruption. Then the government secretly exposed the people of Flint to polluted, lead-contaminated drinking water.

Yet those who trust and worship intrusive, expansive government are now complaining that Wal-Mart, Pepsi, Nestle, and Coca-Cola are offering to provide free water to the residents of Flint, Michigan for the rest of the year! See here.

If these for-profit private corporations are allowed to donate water to Flint’s residents, according to a writer for The Atlantic, the residents “may find that the private sector has supplanted many of government’s functions” (!)

As Reason Magazine’s Robbie Sloave writes:

Is government-managed delivery of public goods really an absolute moral necessity, even if the government is bad at delivering said public goods?