Money: Conflicting Goals

The economies of the Western nations have been steadily drawn together since the end of World War II by such devices as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Common Market and countless little meetings among world bankers. Last week, as 130 bankers from 14 nations assembled in Vienna's baroque Palais Schwarzenberg for the annual international conference of the American Bankers Association, some major signs of discord and conflict came to the surface. Said one top U.S. economic policymaker: "There's a tendency to see the divisive factors in the Atlantic alliance...

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