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The Age of Uncertainty

The Age of Uncertainty is a 1977 book and television series, co-produced by the BBC, CBC, KCET and OECA, and written and presented by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith.

In the midst of the Watergate scandal in the summer of 1973 Galbraith was called by Adrian Malone of the BBC and asked if he would be interested in doing a television series on the history of economic or social ideas. Galbraith had been thinking of retirement but quickly accepted Malone's proposal. At an early point they settled on the title "Age of Uncertainty" to reflect the sharp contrast between the great certainty in 19th century economic thought with the much less assured views in modern times.

The content of the series was determined by Galbraith with the presentation style directed by his colleagues in the BBC. Galbraith began by writing a series of essays from which the scripts were derived and from these the book emerged which in many places goes beyond the material covered in the relevant television episode.
(from wikipedia.org)

Episode 01 - The Prophets and Promise of Classical Capitalism
Episode 02 - The Manners and Morals of High Capitalism
Episode 03 - The Dissent of Karl Marx
Episode 04 - The Colonial Idea
Episode 05 - Lenin and the Great Ungluing
Episode 06 - The Rise and Fall of Money
Episode 07 - The Mandarin Revolution
Episode 08 - The Fatal Competition
Episode 09 - The Big Corporation
Episode 10 - Land and People
Episode 11 - The Metropolis
Episode 12 - Democracy, Leadership, Commitment
Episode 13 - Weekend in Vermont, Part 1
Episode 14 - Weekend in Vermont, Part 2
Episode 15 - Weekend in Vermont, Part 3


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