In July 1944, more than 700 delegates representing all 44 Allied nations gathered at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The goal was the find new ways to manage global finance following World War II. Among the agreements – establishing the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and the International Monetary Fund. But detailed notes — transcripts — of the heated discussions were never known. Until now. Dr. Kurt Schuler of the US Treasury Dept. and the Center for Financial Stability is also an economic historian. And in a nifty bit of economic sleuthing, he not only found one copy of the transcripts, he found three. And he has spent his free time cleaning up the transcripts and, now, publishing them as an 800-page e-book by the Center for Financial Stability. (Originally broadcast 12-16-12 on The John Batchelor Show)
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Posted by Chris Riback on December 21, 2012
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