Turning a dollar into $100,000
Which costs the consumer more, printer ink or bottled water? Calculations by DataGenetics
reveal that the ink in a $16.99 cartridge comes to almost $3,400 per
gallon. The cost of a gallon of cartridge ink would buy enough gasoline
to run the average car for over two years.
Water seems to cost less, until the details are factored in: we're
paying for our own public water, which we've given away almost for free,
and which comes back to us in no better condition than when it started.
For every 100,000 bottles sold, Nestle pays the proceeds from ONE bottle to those of us (the taxpayers) who own the water.
So This Is Capitalism..
From Paul Buchheit here