From Social Edge, an interview with Juliet Shor. From brand culture to post rational politics. Who is raising our kids to what ends?
"Corporations have infiltrated the core activities and institutions of childhood, with virtually no resistance from governments or parents. Advertising is widespread in schools. Electronic media are replacing conventional play. We have become a nation that places a lower priority on teaching its children how to thrive socially, intellectually, even spiritually, than it does on training them to consume. The long-term consequences of this development are ominous."
Can a small group protest and have an impact? Well, 99.8% of FCC Complaints come, apparently, from a single, small, well organized right-wing group. If we are concerned about our children being manipulated by brands and media, perhaps we too could raise a few bucks and a few voices.