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Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy
Prophesy News Watch 3/24/11 ..\..\fundingthedemise\Soros
Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global
economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start - and no one seems
to have noticed.
On April 8, a group he's funded with $50 million is holding a major economic
conference and Soros's goal for such an event is to "establish new
international rules" and "reform the currency system." It's all according to
a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for "a grand bargain
that rearranges the entire financial order."
The event is bringing together "more than 200 academic, business and
government policy thought leaders' to repeat the famed 1944 Bretton Woods
gathering that helped create the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Soros wants a new 'multilateral system," or an economic system where America
isn't so dominant.
More than two-thirds of the slated speakers have direct ties to Soros. The
billionaire who thinks "the main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no
longer the communist but the capitalist threat" is taking no chances.
Thus far, this global gathering has generated less publicity than a spelling
bee. And that's with at least four journalists on the speakers list,
including a managing editor for the Financial Times and editors for both
Reuters and The Times. Given Soros's warnings of what might happen without
an agreement, this should be a big deal. But it's not.
What is a big deal is that Soros is doing exactly what he wanted to do. His
2009 commentary pushed for "a new Bretton Woods conference, like the one
that established the post-WWII international financial architecture." And he
had already set the wheels in motion.
Just a week before that op-ed was published, Soros had founded the New York
City-based Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), the group hosting the
conference set at the Mount Washington Resort, the very same hotel that
hosted the first gathering. The most recent INET conference was held at
Central European University, in Budapest. CEU received $206 million from
Soros in 2005 and has $880 million in its endowment now, according to The
Chronicle of Higher Education.
This, too, is a gathering of Soros supporters. INET is bringing together
prominent people like former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Fed
Chairman Paul Volcker and Soros, to produce "a lot of high-quality,
While INET claims more than 200 will attend, only 79 speakers are listed on
its site - and it already looks like a Soros convention. Twenty-two are on
Soros-funded INET's board and three more are INET grantees. Nineteen are
listed as contributors for another Soros operation - Project Syndicate,
which calls itself "the world's pre-eminent source of original op-ed
commentaries" reaching "456 leading newspapers in 150 countries." It's
financed by Soros's Open Society Institute. That's just the beginning.
The speakers include:
.Volcker is chairman of President Obama's Economic Advisory Board. He wrote
the forward for Soros's best-known book, 'The Alchemy of Finance' and
praised Soros as "an enormously successful speculator" who wrote "with
insight and passion" about the problems of globalization.
.Economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute and longtime
recipient of Soros charity cash. Sachs received $50 million from Soros for
the U.N. Millennium Project, which he also directs. Sachs is world-renown
for his liberal economics. In 2009, for example, he complained about low
U.S. taxes, saying the "U.S. will have to raise taxes in order to pay for
new spending initiatives, especially in the areas of sustainable energy,
climate change, education, and relief for the poor."
.Soros friend Joseph E. Stiglitz, a former senior vice president and chief
economist for the World Bank and Nobel Prize winner in Economics. Stiglitz
shares similar views to Soros and has criticized free-market economists whom
he calls "free market fundamentalists." Naturally, he's on the INET board
and is a contributor to Project Syndicate.
.INET Executive Director Rob Johnson, a former managing director at Soros
Fund Management, who is on the Board of Directors for the Soros-funded
Economic Policy Institute. Johnson has complained that government
intervention in the fiscal crisis hasn't been enough and wanted
"restructuring," including asking "for letters of resignation from the top
executives of all the major banks."
Have no doubt about it: This is a Soros event from top to bottom. Even Soros
admits his ties to INET are a problem, saying, "there is a conflict there
which I fully recognize." He claims he stays out of operations. That's
impossible. The whole event is his operation.
INET isn't subtle about its aims for the conference. Johnson interviewed
fellow INET board member Robert Skidelsky about "The Need for a New Bretton
Woods" in a recent video. The introductory slide to the video is subtitled:
"How currency issues and tension between the US and China are renewing calls
for a global financial overhaul." Skidelsky called for a new agreement and
said in the video that the conflict between the United States and China was
"at the center of any monetary deal that may be struck, that needs to be
Soros described in the 2009 op-ed that U.S.-China conflict as "another stark
choice between two fundamentally different forms of organization:
international capitalism and state capitalism." He concluded that "a new
multilateral system based on sounder principles must be invented." As he
explained it in 2010, "we need a global sheriff."
In the 2000 version of his book "Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism,"
Soros wrote how the Bretton Woods institutions "failed spectacularly" during
the economic crisis of the late 1990s. When he called for a new Bretton
Woods in 2009, he wanted it to "reconstitute the International Monetary
Fund," and while he's at it, restructure the United Nations, too, boosting
China and other countries at our expense.
"Reorganizing the world order will need to extend beyond the financial
system and involve the United Nations, especially membership of the Security
Council,' he wrote. 'That process needs to be initiated by the US, but China
and other developing countries ought to participate as equals."
Soros emphasized that point, that this needs to be a global solution, making
America one among many. "The rising powers must be present at the creation
of this new system in order to ensure that they will be active supporters."
And that's exactly the kind of event INET is delivering, with the event
website emphasizing "today's reconstruction must engage the larger European
Union, as well as the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Latin America,
and Asia." China figures prominently, including a senior economist for the
World Bank in Beijing, the director of the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences, the chief adviser for the China Banking Regulatory Commission and
the Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations.
This is all easy to do when you have the reach of George Soros who funds
more than 1,200 organizations. Except, any one of those 1,200 would shout
such an event from the highest mountain. Groups like MoveOn.org or the
Center for American Progress didn't make their names being quiet. The same
holds true globally, where Soros has given more than $7 billion to Open
Society Foundations - including many media-savvy organizations just a phone
call away. Why hasn't the Soros network spread the word?
Especially since Soros warns, all this needs to happen because "the
alternative is frightening." The Bush-hating billionaire says America is
scary "because a declining superpower losing both political and economic
dominance but still preserving military supremacy is a dangerous mix."
The Soros empire is silent about this new Bretton Woods conference because
it isn't just designed to change global economic rules. It also is designed
to put America in its place - part of a multilateral world the way Soros
wants it. He wrote that the U.S. "could lead a cooperative effort to involve
both the developed and the developing world, thereby reestablishing American
leadership in an acceptable form."
That's what this conference is all about - changing the global economy and
the United States to make them "acceptable" to George Soros.
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