in Civilization

Land and People

The tenth episode of The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought, is an examination of poverty and inequality. Pay special attention to his observations about Mexico, where population growth has now declined to First World levels, and the American South, where a populist mythology has covered slavery and exploitation with the mantle of honor. The economic effects of patriarchy are also examined.

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