With regard to the megacorps buying up all our water (“The Great American Water Crisis [3],” by Maude Barlow and Wenonah Hauter, November 2013): We are witnessing what a 14th-century preachers’ manual, Fasciculus Morum, long ago observed about avarus (avarice): “When it has gained the whole earth, it wants the sea; and after that, it soon craves for what is in the air. And by rising thus it knows no limit.”

Tim Vivian
Bakersfield, California