I am so surprised that I am the first one writing a review. This may be the most important book you have read. The Coporation by Joel Bakan is a by now sort of a classic, but this may be even more important book. If corporations can do to children all the things that the book describes how can anyone expect that they will do any better to the rest of us and to our planet.
Bakan makes an argument in the previous book that corporations by their design are acting as psychopats, which means they lack morals. This book should strongly reinforce this message and it, hopefully, will hit home. We may not care about many other things but how can we don't care about our children?
Probably the most important argument Bakan makes is that parents today have been convinced that they should fear about children physical safety, thus becoming over protective, possibly at the expense of children development. But, at the same time, and through the same tactics, they are lulled to be agreeable to much more serious, but not imminent and violent threats that damage their childrens psyche and often their both mental and physical health.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: ALLEN LANE; 1st Edition edition (Aug. 9 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0670069078
- ISBN-13: 978-0670069071
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Customer Reviews: 2 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #760,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)