Year of the frog

PARIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to use his new world financial summit to produce a state-run, social democratic system that is unlikely to appeal to Americans.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The Bear's Lair: An agenda for Wolfowitz

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- If Paul Wolfowitz survives the inevitable sniping from Europeans to emerge as President of the World Bank, he will at least represent a different approach from

The Bear's Lair: The new Cold War

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Cold War, against people trying to create an infinitely powerful, infinitely unresponsive world government, was supposed to have ended in 1991. Except that those people never really went away.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Assignment America: Cartoon commie history

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- So the transcripts of the secret McCarthy hearings were released this week, after 50 years in cold storage, and less than 24 hours later we have the official pronouncement of The New York Times: "Historians who have reviewed the documents say they do not
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter at Large

Analysis: Rating agencies and development

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A Financial Policy Forum study has examined the credit rating agencies and their effect on capital flows to emerging markets. Its conclusion: the agencies are somewhat pro-cyclical; they encourage emerging market investment when it is popular, and capital
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: Unnatural monopolies - II

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- It is a curious comment on the inflexibility of the human mind that, after an era in which breaking up public sector monopolies has been enormously fashionable - with both political parties in the U.S., in Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Latin America and e
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

The Bear's Lair: No consensus on consensus

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings last weekend were dominated by an overwhelming but largely unasked question: does the "Washington Consensus" work? The Washington Consensus may be irrelevant, as in Africa; partially effective, as in
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Analysis. Artful Aid 2: Privatize the IMF!

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The IMF, World Bank and the other international development banks have one thing in common; they are public sector institutions, with no requirement to turn a profit. This looked sensible in 1944, when the World Bank and IMF were formed at the Bretton Woo
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Review: The incredible shrinking man - II

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- This review of "Fighting for Freedom," the third volume of Robert Skidelsky's biography of John Maynard Keynes (Viking, 2001, $34.95) is divided into two parts. In this second part I examine his role in wartime negotiations with the U.S. and in the postw
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, Business and Economics Editor

Harry Dexter White (October 9, 1892 – August 16, 1948) was an American economist and senior U.S. Treasury department official. He was a primary participant in the Bretton Woods conference and the formation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

A number of sources from the FBI and Soviet archives, and messages decoded by the Venona project, suggest that he may have passed government documents to the the Soviet Union prior to World War II.

Harry Dexter White was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the seventh and youngest child of Jewish Lithuanian Catholic immigrants, Joseph Weit and Sarah Magilewski, who had settled in America in 1885. In 1917 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was commissioned as lieutenant and served in France in a non-combat capacity in World War I. He did not begin his university studies until age 30, first at Columbia University, then at Stanford, where he earned a first degree in economics. After completing a Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University at 38 years of age, White taught four years at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Harvard University Press published his Ph.D. thesis in 1933, as The French International Accounts, 1880–1913.

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