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During Peter Drucker’s lecture regarding knowledge and knowledge workers he begins by circulating a liberal cartoon that was printed in the "Los Angles Times" and explains to the class that the comic will be their textbook for the class because there is everything in the cartoon that they will be discussing in the course. From there he discusses the logistics of the course such as meeting times and places, the syllabus, and the final paper. He then discusses social security in the United States and the history of government guaranteed retirement, which he explains was developed in Germany. Drucker then explains how the increase in life expectancy has affected social security both in the United States and abroad. From there he goes on to talk about the information age and computers. He also discusses the admittance of women to graduate business school in the 1950s and the reaction of his fellow faculty and administration. Also in this lecture he shares the history of the smallpox vaccine. Later Drucker leads the discussion into the history of the knowledge worker.