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The Disaffected Lib: Ask Yourself, Have You Been "Tuned Up" Yet?

This breathes new meaning into the phrase “bored to death.”

Behavioural pschology suggests we may have been conditioned to submit to neoliberalism.  We have been made susceptible to manipulation and control.

Alfie Kohn, in Punished by Rewards (1993), documents with copious research how behavior modification works best on dependent, powerless, infantilized, bored, and institutionalized people. And . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Ask Yourself, Have You Been "Tuned Up" Yet?

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Blog Challenge Week One: My Connection to Disability

This summer, I’m participating in a blog hop.  The first topic of discussion is ‘My Connection to Disability’.

It was 1972 and I was seventeen.  I remember it was hot and humid on the day that the loudspeaker crackled to life and called my name, telling me to go to the office immediately.  I remember . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Blog Challenge Week One: My Connection to Disability

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: What’s a Fair Deal for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones?

How should family caregivers be supported in society?  What is the role of government?  What is the role of the private sector?  What claim does a person needing care have on his family or on the taxpayer?  What is the human worth of people whose needs are high, yet are not employable?

In this interview . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: What’s a Fair Deal for Family Caregivers and Their Loved Ones?

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Kill Me Now, I’m Disabled – The Assisted Suicide Debate

Yesterday, I was listening to the radio on my drive home from Montreal.  I had driven from our cottage in the Quebec Laurentians in the early morning to join my sister because, finally, our Mum was being discharged from the hospital after a long stay.

There is a lot to do when someone’s care needs . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Kill Me Now, I’m Disabled – The Assisted Suicide Debate