Books: Economics for Fun and Profit

THE AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

by JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH 365 pages. Houghton Mifflin. $15.95.

Complete this sentence: There is nothing so powerful as . . . ? Yes, class, an idea whose time has come. The cliché does not go far enough. The right idea in the right time and place can also be powerfully profitable. John Kenneth Galbraith's The Age of Uncertainty is part of this happy confluence. The book will receive not only a wide readership (it is already a selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club) but also a wide viewership. The BBC has...

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