I just know Krugman is going to nail you on this one in a debate.
He’s going to say this is proof why we need an EPA and government. Krugman is going to claim that the river was privately owned back then.
I can’t imagine that river being public property. Was that typical of rivers in the United States?
If that was the only river in the US that was public property, then that’s a huge win for us. But if most rivers back then were privately owned then it would be pretty hard to dispute a claim that the river wasn’t public property.