Exploring Bretton Woods

4. Although the system of fixed exchange rates that the Bretton Woods Conference imposed in the industrial world is long gone, two organizations that had their beginnings in that conference are still alive. They are the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Look for them on the internet and find out what they do. (Try www.worldbank.org and www.imf.org.) Both of these organizations are often the focus of political protests. Why are they controversial?

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