Category Archives: Economics
The ninth episode of The Age of Uncertainty, John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought, is still startling — despite the (mostly bad) changes that have come to American corporate culture since then.
The eighth episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought is my favorite, and probably ranks among the most important hours in the history of television.
The seventh episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought.
The sixth episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC TV show about the history of economic thought.
This episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC series is probably the best examination of colonialism in broadcast television history. If anything, the age of globalization has merely intensified the issues examined herein — which is strange, because Galbraith was … Continue reading
Episode two of John Kenneth Galbraith’s seminal 1977 series about economics, history and politics.
Episode One of John Kenneth Galbraith’s account of the history of economic thought.
How did America become a country where half of us are poor? Barbara Ehrenreich’s seminal work of embedded service-industry journalism, Nickel and Dimed, was turned into an offbeat “dramatic-documentary-musical” in 2007. Here’s a selection from The American Ruling Class in … Continue reading
From an excellent post at Io9, “The greatest mystery of the Inca Empire was its strange economy:” The secret of the Inca’s great wealth may have been their unusual tax system. Instead of paying taxes in money, every Incan was … Continue reading
Mayor Bloomberg should try reading his own newswire before pontificating on the innocence of Wall Street. If he wants to know why Americans are willing to face pepper spray and batons, he need look no further than this study publicized … Continue reading
Having mapped the global oligarchy (above, with the biggest ownership companies in red), this New Scientist article was doing fine when: Crucially, by identifying the architecture of global economic power, the analysis could help make it more stable. By finding the … Continue reading