Massey College – The New Corporation Virtual Book Launch

Author and film-maker Joel Bakan joins Massey College Principal Nathalie Des Rosiers for a conversation with Junior Fellow Anna Wong and David Schneiderman, from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, to discuss Bakan’s The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations Are Bad for Democracy.

The Connection Between Big Pharma And Our Kids – Interview by Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.

Pharmaceutical companies and other corporations are pursuing their own best interests to the detriment of the children to whom their products are aimed. This is the theme of Joel Bakan’s new book, “Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children.” Bakan is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia and the author of a previous best seller, “The Corporation.”

Joel Bakan’s ‘Tornado Warning’ to Protect Kids – Interview with Robyn Smith

Spending time in the backyard with his son a few years ago, Joel Bakan asked the boy what he was doing online. His son, 11 at the time, said he’d discovered a “really cool site” named Addictinggames.com. That moment launched Bakan on a journey of virtual discovery. As he browsed websites oriented for kids he found games like Whack Your Soul Mate and Boneless Girl. The former entices a player to choose their own murder scenario between a cartoon couple. The latter features an unconscious, scantily-clad young woman that a player whips and pulls mercilessly across the screen.