Should bottled water be free?
If it were free there would be no incentive to produce the product. Therefore the product would not exist.
No but it should never be 5$
Bottled water, no. Tap water..I think that's a totally different arena. I don't think necessities to human life should be limited by your income. Same for food costs.
Dont places have to have water accessible to the public?
So what you are saying is that at a price point of $5 you are not willing to buy it and are below the demand curve at this point.
It's a political topic. Should something as natural and vital to survival be taken advantaged of and converted into a commodity?
Why would it be free???
No, but bottled beer should be:)
One reason people have more teeth problems now is that people no longer drink tap water which has fluoride added to it. If people want the convenience and taste of bottled water they should pay for it.
It should and will be priced at the point the market will bear just like any other elastic good.
No, if you want the exact same thing free, use your tap. That is where most bottled water comes from.
The privatization of water in the world is sickening and appalling.
I hear ya.
We pay for water out of the faucet in one way or another so why not bottled water? Plus the bottle itself.
Tap is safer than bottled anyway.