Harry Dexter White


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Harry Dexter White

An American economist who served in a senior capacity at the Treasury Department. Following World War II, he was instrumental in the creation of the Bretton Woods System and the International Monetary Fund. He was a noted Keynesian who favored U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal. He was later revealed to be a spy for the Soviet Union.
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Of course, there are some juicy incidentals, such as the dance of John Maynard Keynes's wife, a Russian ballerina, that kept the US Treasury Secretary awake, and charges of espionage for the Soviet Union against the main American negotiator, Harry Dexter White.
American Harry Dexter White and Englishman John Maynard Keynes "set out to create the economic foundations for a durable postwar global peace.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order By Benn Steil Princeton, N.
Many books have exposed key people in the FDR Administration as Communist agents: Alger Hiss at State, Harry Dexter White at Treasury, and Lauchlin Currie in foreign affairs.
Launchlin Currie was a member of the White House staff; Harry Dexter White was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; Alger Hiss was a high-level State Department employee.
The 1944 Bretton Woods conference was marked by a clash between the United States and the United Kingdom, represented by the economists Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, respectively.
John Maynard Keynes, who wrote the rules along with Harry Dexter White, viewed capital controls not as a temporary expedient but as a permanent feature of the global economy.
Hiss is at the top of a long list, with Harry Dexter White, an assistant Treasury secretary; Laughlin Currie, a top aide to FDR and head of the Foreign Economic Administration in wartime Washington; and at least a dozen others with similar credentials, backgrounds, and political views: young, educated scions of WASPy Brahmin families.
The fruit of the labors of two men in particular, American Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White and British economist John Maynard Keynes, the Bretton Woods conference, as much as any of the events in that momentous year, was to lay the foundation for a new international order after the Second World War, one that persists to this day.
Moreira unravels several tangled aspects, including the Roosevelt administration's policy towards China during early WWII (particularly the roles of Harry Dexter White and Henry Morgenthau), the history of Chinese Communism and the anti-Communist policy of Chiang Kai-Shek, together with the relationship between the Communists and Nationalists, all extremely complicated for a westerner to untangle.
Toward the end of World War II, he became an adviser to Assistant Treasury Secretary Harry Dexter White, who led U.