Christmas Movie Marathon – The Age of Uncertainty
As an alternative to the menu of old tired movies on BBC TV this holiday season I have been re-watching some very old (1977) programmes on my iMac (with headphones). Despicably unsociable but much more interesting and still relevant today.
Economist or more social scientist, John Kenneth Galbraith, wrote and presented an economic series in 1977, The Age of Uncertainty. Galbraith was kind of a dinosaur by 1977, with Milton Friedman, Thatcherism and Reagan taking power of the political economy. Now that we are suffering through the consequences of unbridled corporate driven (written) policies, it might be nice to go back memory lane and revist Galbraith’s view of of economic history.
The series has 15 parts and the 12 which overview economic history are in this post. Happy Holidays.