C. Fred Bergsten
Who is he: C. Fred Bergsten is a political adviser, author and economist and has served as an Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the US Treasury. Bergsten has written many books and Bergsten also writes for a number of influential establishment periodicals including Foreign Affairs magazine.
Bergsten has been the director of the Washington based Peterson Institute for International Economics since the organization was founded in 1981. Bergsten is a close associate of David Rockefeller who is on the board of directors of the organization. The Peterson Institute for International Economics promotes dominant social and economic themes of the power elite.
They claim to be the only major United States research institution devoted primarily to international economic issues. Some of the establishment leaders call the institute "the most influential think tank on the planet" and it has a large staff of around 50 persons and constantly holds conferences or meetings, practically every week.
In addition, the institute authors several new publications each month and Bergsten has been involved with writing, authored or edited over 40 books on international economic issues. Bergsten is truly an important part of the monetary elite and when they need an expert opinion to further their control and profits either Bergsten or his organization is available to provide the necessary background research to get the job done.
This is how the Anglo-American power elite controls government and government policies through the incestuous swinging doors of policy thinkers at their foundations and policy making by the constant movement of high-level government bureaucrats and leaders between this two-tiered structure. During the eight-year period from 1997 to 2005, Bergsten was the most widely quoted think-tank economist in the world. In addition, Bergsten's bio claims he was ranked 37 in the top 50 "Who Really Moves the Markets?" (Fidelity Investment's Worth).
Background: C. Fred Bergsten graduated from Central Methodist University with a B.A. degree and then earned a Ph.D from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Following graduation Bergsten pursued the usual elite fast track training program working at a number of establishment institutions both inside and outside of government.
In addition, Bergsten worked as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations during 1967 and 1968. Next, Bergsten helped coordinate American foreign policy as the Assistant for International Economic Affairs to Henry Kissinger in 1969 while working with the National Security Council. Following this position Bergsten spent four years, from 1972 to 1976, as a senior fellow at the very liberal Brookings Institution.
From the power elite think tanks C. Fred Bergsten next entered government service serving as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs at the US Treasury from 1977 to 1981 during the Carter administration. In 1981, Bergsten worked as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace while Bergsten prepared to found a new elite think-tank with help from David Rockefeller, the Peterson Institute for International Economics.