June 14, 2011

Adam Curtis's All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

Adam Curtis' new documentary mini-series is now airing on the BBC: All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace. The series will investigate the role of technology in politics, economics, and self identity.

In the first episode, Love and Power, Curtis tracks the effects of Ayn Rand's ideas on American financial markets, particularly via the influence on Alan Greenspan.

Be sure to check out Curtis's other docs, especially The Trap, The Power of Nightmares, and The Century of the Self.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Which Alan Greenspan would that be? The one that agreed with Ayn Rand on the importance of the free market and honest money, or the one that later decided that big government was ok, and funny money was a great way to fund it?