Trauma: How We’ve Created a Nation Addicted to Shopping, Work, Drugs and Sex (broken link)

Trauma: How We’ve Created a Nation Addicted to Shopping, Work, Drugs and Sex (broken link). “Post-industrial capitalism has completely destroyed the conditions required for healthy childhood development.” Dec 2010 Democracy Now (US) interview of Dr Gabor Mate by Amy Goodman

Dr. Strangelove and Daycare: The RAND Corporation, the biggest “think tank” in the world, is funded by the US military and large corporations

Dr. Strangelove and Daycare: The RAND Corporation, the biggest “think tank” in the world, is funded by the US military and large corporations (broken link). It pushed “universal preschool” (broken link) in California. A new book, Soldiers of Reason: the…

“Our Phony Economy.” A Harper’s Magazine article

June 2008. Jonathan Rowe. Harper’s Magazine - (magazine article): “Our Phony Economy"Simon Kuznets invented the GDP but opposed using it as if it measured all production: “The volume of services rendered by housewives and other members of the household toward…

Neo-conservative alliance with second-wave feminist daycare lobby admitted

Neo-conservative alliance with second-wave feminist daycare lobby admitted. By Rianne Mahon, Carleton University sociologist and top Canadian daycare apologist: Rianne Mahon. Carleton University - research paper (PDF): “Transnationalising (Child) Care Policy: the OECD and the World Bank” Find it also…

Background to All-Day Kindergarten: The “Integration” Agenda to Merge Daycare and School

Analysis by Kids First of the “Blueprint Paper” for Child & Family Policy by the OECD, UNESCO and World Bank. Quotes from, links to, and Kids First commentary on the key ideological strategy document behind daycare and all-day kindergarten: STATED…

Daycare Turf Wars: For-Profit Big Box vs. Non-Profit Big Box vs. State-Run Big Box

March 28, 2008Helen Ward, PresidentKids First Parent Association of Canadawww.kidsfirstcanada.org604-291-0088 The issue of funding 'private for-profit' daycare is where the daycare lobby gets internally conflicted between its left and right. The bed-mates start to fight, and as in most divorces,…

Mustard Calls Quebec Study “chicken shit”, McCain Accuses Authors of Denying Breastfeeding Benefits

Should Daycare Lobby Heavyweights Wear Pink and Stop Bullying? Daycare Gurus Mustard, McCain, and Hertzman Slam Pro-Breastfeeding Economists The study that showed negative outcomes for Quebec daycare has been called "chicken shit" by Dr. Fraser Mustard, former Chair of Ballard…

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies: The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force

Corporate Welfare: Labour Force expansion policies (cat link): The OECD and the World Bank seek a larger, globalized, more “flexible” Labour Force. Importing low-wage labour means higher profits through lower wages. This Guardian article describes the situation in Europe. “Putting…

Daycare Promotion by Corporate Right and Neo-Cons/Neo-Liberals

Though often thought of as “left-wing,” daycare and other institutional care/learning have long been aggressively promoted by the corporate right, which is not known for being “family friendly.” Check out the child policy of these organizations: The World Bank (broken…

Billionaire McCain Displays Contempt for Low-Wage Nannies

In the February 14, 2008 Senate Hearing, Margaret McCain, wife of the frozen-French-fry billionaire, made the following insulting unsupported comments about nannies (paid "in-house caregivers"), many of whom are immigrants from racial minorities. No Senator is recorded as questioning her…