The Age of Uncertainty is a 1977 television series about economics, history, and politics, written and presented by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbraith. Galbraith acknowledges the successes of the market system in economics but associated it with instability, inefficiency, and social inequity. He advocates government policies and interventions to remedy these perceived faults. The content of the series was determined by Galbraith, with the presentation style directed by his colleagues in the BBC. Galbraith began by writing a series of essays from which the scripts were derived and from these a book by the same name, emerged which in many places goes beyond the material covered in the relevant television episode.