Our Lack of Sleep

2019-02-20T17:08:27+00:00

Many of the consequences of insufficient sleep are highlighted in Matthew Walker's illuminating and up-to-date, popular-scientific review. His 2017 book is titled, Why We Sleep, Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams. The extracts I'm quoting come from his penultimate chapter, "Sleep and Society."

Our Lack of Sleep2019-02-20T17:08:27+00:00

ADHD#8 : Parents

2019-02-15T22:29:11+00:00

Parents are polarized in their attitudes about ADHD in ways that reflect their segregation into education-oriented camps. On the one hand child-focused education enables kids who would otherwise be labeled as ADHD, on the other

ADHD#8 : Parents2019-02-15T22:29:11+00:00

ADHD#7 : Schools, Reprise

2019-02-15T22:30:49+00:00

ADHD is an institutional fiction supported by pharmaceutical companies, governments, therapists, schools, and parents to get around the social taboo against institutional mind control. ADHD accomplishes this by labeling the targets as biologically defective and

ADHD#7 : Schools, Reprise2019-02-15T22:30:49+00:00

ADHD#6 : Schools, Part II

2017-07-07T01:40:23+00:00

The state rewards schools for consistency and conformity in their product, and economy in their operation. These criteria are applied to students through regimented programs, approved classes, like-minded teachers, and national test standards. In order

ADHD#6 : Schools, Part II2017-07-07T01:40:23+00:00

ADHD#5 : Schools, Part I

2019-02-15T22:35:23+00:00

Schooling for children is a confluence of social policy, personal preconceptions, historical revision, and deep politics. People think they understand how these schools affect students, communities, and society. I don't think they do. To read

ADHD#5 : Schools, Part I2019-02-15T22:35:23+00:00

ADHD#4 : Pharmaceutical Corporations

2019-02-15T22:37:21+00:00

My analysis of ADHD takes a broad view. The first installments in this series consider the major institutions, starting with Doctors. We'll now consider pharmaceutical companies. After this we'll consider Schools, and then Parents, before

ADHD#4 : Pharmaceutical Corporations2019-02-15T22:37:21+00:00

ADHD#2 : The Definition of ADHD

2019-02-15T23:16:07+00:00

Previous to 1980 overly active or inattentive students were considered traumatized, delinquent, depressed, learning disabled, ill-fed or over worked, emotional, specially endowed, minimally brain damaged, or simply different. Various programs existed to accommodate these kids

ADHD#2 : The Definition of ADHD2019-02-15T23:16:07+00:00

ADHD #1: Introduction

2019-02-15T23:17:02+00:00

My research came together only after I traced the history of the "disorder." I put the word disorder in quotes because, as it turns out, ADHD does not exist and never did. It has been

ADHD #1: Introduction2019-02-15T23:17:02+00:00