Age of Certainty: Galbraith, Friedman, and the Public Life of Economic Ideas

@article{Burgin2013AgeOC,
  title={Age of Certainty: Galbraith, Friedman, and the Public Life of Economic Ideas},
  author={A. Burgin},
  journal={History of Political Economy},
  year={2013},
  volume={45},
  pages={191-219}
}
  • A. Burgin
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • History of Political Economy
In 1977 John Kenneth Galbraith hosted the documentary series The Age of Uncertainty on public television; three years later Milton Friedman hosted a competing series, Free to Choose. This essay examines the development of these two projects, examining both the institutions that supported them and the ways in which Galbraith and Friedman approached the visual representation of economic ideas. Friedman’s series drew on support from advocacy organizations and corporate interests, relayed… Expand
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