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THE BOTTOM LINE

Flint's Big Stink, and the ideology behind it

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 05:50

IN THE 1850s, London, the world's largest city, still didn't have a sewer system. Waste simply flowed into the Thames, which was as disgusting as you might imagine. But conservatives, including the magazine, The Economist, and the prime minister, opposed any effort to remedy the situation. After

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