As you read this, a four-day George Soros-funded conference featuring over 200 economists, finance experts, and scholars is underway in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire--the site of the 1944 meeting of world leaders that reordered the post-WWII economy by establishing the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
The purpose of this "new" Bretton Woods conference is "a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order," to use Soros' own words:
A new Bretton Woods conference, like the one that established the international financial architecture after World War II, is needed to establish new international rules, including treatment of financial institutions considered too big to fail and the role of capital controls. It would also have to reconstitute the International Monetary Fund to reflect better the prevailing pecking order among states and to revise its methods of operation.
In addition, a new Bretton Woods would have to reform the currency system. The postwar order, which made the U.S. more equal than others, produced dangerous imbalances. The dollar no longer enjoys the trust and confidence that it once did, yet no other currency can take its place.
The four-day conference started this afternoon and is being sponsored by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), an organization with Soros ties.
The conference will have keynote addresses from Gordon Brown, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, and Larry Summers, the former director of the White House's National Economic Council. Soros also will be on hand.
Yesterday, Fox News ran a story asking why media coverage of this event is so scant. That was a question on the mind of a New Hampshire resident who three days ago wrote a comment on the website of WMUR TV (a New Hampshire's television network):
I find it really difficult to believe that my local news organization is NOT covering that George Soros, the Billionaire who is responsible for collapsing several countries' economies, is right here... right now ... in New Hampshire for implementation of "A new Bretton Woods conference," which is like the one that established the international financial architecture after World War II. He says that this needed to establish new international rules…reconstitute the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…[and] to reform the currency system. This man is evil, he has the goal to collapse the currency in the United States of America, and the SOLE purpose of him being in NH right now is to meet with other world leaders to bring forth this mission.
So, I ask News9 ... NH ... WHY are you not covering this? Do you not think that the people in NH should be aware that this meeting is happening? Do you think that we would be angry, maybe protest their presence? Would you report that??
Though there seems to be little to no media coverage of the new Bretton Woods conference, The Blaze did find someone who was hanging around the conference site--Omni Mount Washington Resort--as the INET crew was setting up. This person snapped some pictures of posters being displayed there. The source noted that, "These [circle] posters are EVERYWHERE. It looks to me like an outline of the topics and talking points of the conference."
Here are some posters featuring books that the conference seems to be promoting. These posters, according to our source, "are on display in the Hotels Conservatory where they [conference participants] will be having a cocktail hour tomorrow."
And an image of the ballroom where the main events will occur:
If you go the conference's website, you'll find a schedule of events and some conference papers that will be presented.
By the way, to get a sense of the INET mission, watch the organization's video, where one of the featured speakers observes, "If we're going to have a world that's sustainable, that's at peace, and that does promote justice and equity, we have to reinvent the economic model that prevails."
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Meanwhile, as rich and influential people at Bretton Woods run rough-shod over the economy, one reporter took to the streets of New York City to ask pedestrians what they would do to fix the economy. Some of their ideas, you'll see, are better than others.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.