Episode 390 – Bretton Woods 2.0

by | Dec 4, 2020 | Podcasts | 55 comments

Do you know what it means when the Managing Director of the IMF warns of a “new Bretton Woods moment?” How about when the head of the BIS revels in the total surveillance power that digital currencies will afford the central bankers? Well, you’re about to. Don’t miss this info-packed edition of The Corbett Report podcast where James peels back the layers of the great currency reset onion and uncovers the New World (Monetary) Order.

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A New Bretton Woods Moment

Century of Enslavement: The History of the Federal Reserve

The WWI Conspiracy

Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency by Christine Lagarde

China Prepping Digital Yuan

Who’s Afraid of Decentralized Currency?

The Bitcoin Psyop

Central bank cryptocurrencies

What’s in Store for the Dollar? (Goldman Sachs)

Central bank digital currencies: foundational principles and core features

Cross-Border Payment—A Vision for the Future

Interview 1604 – John Titus on Central Bank Digital Currencies

Bill Gates on Digital Currency

Who Is Bill Gates?

The battle of Bretton Woods : John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the making of a new world order

Zhou Xiaochuan: Reform the international monetary system

Steven Guinness website

Bank of England Governor Signals Central Bank Digital Currency is Coming

BOE on Course to Begin Roll Out of New Payment System

Solutions at corbettreport.com


  1. Watching these people talk, to me, is reminiscent of the (animated) Lion King scene where Scar takes over the Pridelands & all the Lions hearing him know: this ain’t gonna be good, as the hyenas laugh in the background.
    ~ NC Liberty Belle (BilssWithoutIgnorance.org)
    btw, the thumbnail here is awesome!

  2. James, thank you for the invaluable work you have been doing to inform us all for so long. We are indebted to you.

    Doing my best out here to spread the information and inform as many as I can, and to help build a local community where we can work on alternatives and solutions.

    • rtech says:
      Doing my best out here to spread the information and inform as many as I can, and to help build a local community where we can work on alternatives and solutions.

      My hat is off to ya! Love hearing this.

  3. Certainly, please don’t go to Wikipedia..it’s trying to scam money off people again, as if their bankster friends don’t pay them enough already!

    • I noticed that also. Those slimes. They’re straining with the “pity plea con”.

  4. Also, I was complaining to coworker friends about the new LA city stay at home order, and their response was, “well, what’s the alternative? the hospitals are full?”

    They really believe there’s another “surge” in COVID cases, so we have to combat that narrative with stories and videos from medical staff showing that the hospitals are NOT full and are in fact EMPTY.

    • What they did in the bay area with the first shutdown was cut staffing and they never staffed us back all the way. Now our hospital has less staff overall that they never replaced and when we get “full” they can say it’s Covid. But the actual volume of patients compared to last year is less. This is a light season at my hospital. Flu cases are low. We have had lots of drug overdoses, strokes, heart attacks, etc, but not a lot of Covid illness.

      I’ve noticed less Covid cases coming into the hospital at all. Lots of morons wanting to be swabbed and are asymptomatic “I might have been exposed, oh no!!”.

      The people who aren’t pissed off now are useless. You won’t be able to wake them up. Focus on the people who are pissed off.

      • Thank you for sharing the experience of your hospital. It’s informative to hear on-the-ground experiences that aren’t coming from an MSM article.

        • No problem. I don’t watch MSM so I don’t know how bad the propaganda is. I can’t stomach looking at it at all. These past 2 flu seasons have been light compared to 2015-2017 and there were no lockdowns, masks, and other hysteria going on back then.

          • You are doing yourself a favor by not watching. It’s pretty nauseating.

            Hmm, that’s interesting. If last flu season was light then maybe this season also being light is part of a trend, or maybe it has something to do with flu deaths or flu-like deaths being coded as covid deaths (which is what I presume).

      • Thanks for sharing, I really enjoy hearing people’s stories.
        I am supposed to be meeting a friend tomorrow and I’m dreading it because they always give me the case numbers and go on and on about the lame talking points. The more I think about it the more I realise I never particularly enjoyed our time together. And it’s actually cool, it’s ok to turn the other way. What this whole virus thing is doing is making me waste no time with those who don’t do it for me. So rather than have those slow burning unhealthy relationships, this is speeding up the severance of those ties. I heard someone in the Off Guardian comments say, this is not just bringing about freedom but total freedom. It’s making people detest the PTB so much they will completely turn the other way and never look back.
        I will also care for the people who are pissed off, the rest know where to find me if they change their mind.
        This is the article from whence the comment came, it is Eva Bartlett’s big brother Alex and he thoroughly gets to the heart of the matter

        • I haven’t been able to socialize with people who are supporting this Covid cult mentality. Instead, I have been trying to socialize more with strangers in my local area who don’t wear masks.

          I finally asked for someone’s contact info and might have met a new friend. Thanks for sharing the article.

          • Glad you have a friend, you really start to cherish those who you can relate too.
            I found one too and she came in the shape of my friend’s mother, she is a also nurse.
            She reckons there is way too much focus on this particular disease, the hospital where she works had 2 out of the 3 (or so) HSE staff deaths and said it was because the new advisors made them move the comorbid ward x3 to different areas of the hospital, she said it was a nightmare.
            Family is another matter, that’s what really hurts. My mum joked that they are going to give the elderly a different injection to kill them off, gawd!!!
            It would be nice to meet up in person you guys somehow.
            Funnily enough I found some old friends through the freedom cells network, they have a cell in Portugal. I’m going to join them.
            They are good good good people, this is a documentary they made about exposing child torture in Nigeria.
            Beware it’s very sad.

            • Oh gosh! I finally had to stop watching. It is very sad. Man’s inhumanity to…to children.

              One of my younger brothers and his wife were in Nigeria for 10 years (their contract) as missionaries. I’ve heard some stories. All four of their children were born in Nigeria. The kids, now grown and married, some with kids are great people, well balanced, always smiling. Most the kids make higher salaries than their Dad.
              This brother is very aware of much of the stuff currently taking place. He knows about 9/11, etc.
              ha!…He told me that getting good employment has been a struggle…”Missionary for 10 years” doesn’t do squat in the job market.
              He’s a Math High School teacher in the Los Angeles area. I hear about the insanity which he runs into…he’ll rant for a long time on the phone to me occasionally, because his wife is getting tired of hearing it from him. He knows I echo those rants.

              Anyway, I like hearing ya’lls anecdotes about finding like-minded friends.
              Stories like yours help to guide others.

              • Likewise HRS. I love hearing your stories.
                Your brother is lucky to have a well versed anarchist on speedial.
                The positive thing about that documentary is that it shows how a couple of people can make a big change, to save a life especially that of a child is the greatest thing you could ever wish to do. Now that gets my vote!

            • Hey Suzt!
              I’m no expert but it probably happens that you contact the group and see if something clicks.
              Those guys love the Corbett Report and Derrick Broze, so that means there will be a common ethic already there.

              Derrick’s inner group for instance would probably encourage vegans, self defence etc…
              So you’d find a group of people that have a similar ways to yourself.

              As well as financial stability there are so many different skills that would be useful, like you could be good at admin, or health, or a home birth midwife. Even those who think they don’t have a skill probably do. The fact that you want to live that way is the main thing.
              I think this group are gonna evolve organically and because they have sweet hearts and courage they will look for that in others.

  5. So this is why they destroy the economy right now.
    As you said Bretton Woods was brought on the ashes of WWII,
    Those lock-downs everywhere will bring a lot of economic pain.
    This mean the end of the U.S. dollar as we know it.
    I don’t like this fascistic new world order that we have right now.

    • Yes, planned demolition.

      And these are he same people that tell us socialism or anarchism is bad.

      These multinational capitalists rail against the planned economy when this is exactly what they do: they privately, using government for shelter and regulations for imposition, plan the entire economy for their own interests and in their own interests.

      • I think all those “ism” are bad; when I say fascistic its by merging corporations with government. This is what I live under right now.
        Thx for reply.

  6. let me clarify:
    lock downs are substitute of war for achieving transformation of the status quo toward great reset\new world order.

  7. Long live james corbett

  8. God inspired St. John to warn us. It’s taken over 1900 years, but the Mark of the Beast is on the verge of being in our face. REFUSE IT at all costs.

    • Indeed, Beaconterraone!

  9. Sorry to be off topic, but I haven’t heard James talk about this. Forgive me if I missed it.
    One of my nature-lovers FB pages posted a photo of the Starlink Satellite Train she saw while taking her daughter to the drive-in movie. It was so eerie. Elon Musk of Space X is the doer. Here’s what I copied off Wiki:

    Starlink is a satellite internet constellation being constructed by SpaceX[2][3] providing satellite Internet access.[4][5] The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), working in combination with ground transceivers. SpaceX plans to sell some of the satellites for military,[6] scientific, or exploratory purposes.[7] The SpaceX satellite development facility in Redmond, Washington houses the Starlink research, development, manufacturing, and orbit control. The cost of the decade-long project to design, build, and deploy the constellation was estimated by SpaceX in May 2018 to be about US$10 billion.[8]

    Product development began in 2015. Two prototype test-flight satellites were launched in February 2018. Additional test satellites and 60 operational satellites were deployed in May 2019.[2][9] As of September 2020, SpaceX was launching up to 60 satellites at a time, aiming to deploy 1,440[10] of the 260 kg (570 lb) spacecraft to provide near-global service by late 2021 or 2022.[11] SpaceX planned a private beta service in the Northern United States and Canada by August 2020 and a public beta in November 2020, service beginning at high latitudes between 44° and 52° North.[12][13]

    Concerns were raised about the long-term danger of space debris from placing thousands of satellites above 600 km (370 mi),[14][15] and the negative impact on optical and radio astronomy on Earth.[16] In response, SpaceX lowered the orbits to 550 km (340 mi) and below,[17] and launched prototype satellites with anti-reflective coating[18] and an experimental sunshade.[19]

    On 15 October 2019, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submitted filings to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on SpaceX’s behalf to arrange spectrum for 30,000 additional Starlink satellites to supplement the 12,000 Starlink satellites already approved by the FCC.[20]

    As James always says, “What could go wrong??”

    • I tried to paste photo here. It looked like a string of stars in the black sky, very close to the ground.

      I admit to continuing the use of PayPal, but will seriously be considering stopping that. A difficult life ensues, so maybe I should retain some choice of my difficulties while I can. It’s so hard to do when almost NO ONE around me gets it.

    • Yes, we – all earth creatures — are being deprived of the delight of and guidance from the sky, planets & stars.
      Our organic connections are being replaced by corporate synthetic crap enriching the the criminals who’ve already stolen and destroyed the earth. The seas tooare on the chopping tables. All driven by greed and grand fear of Mother/Nature.

  10. Regarding Corbett’s 12/4/2020 Episode 390 – Bretton Woods 2.0.

    Something which I very much appreciate from James in this episode is the way he walked us through it, sometimes ‘rewinding’ to ensure clarity.
    As a well seasoned writer and teacher, he adeptly conveyed concepts extracted from “The World Economist Library of Complexity and Fog”
    …the tomes of which that are professionally prescribed for the bedtime reading of insomniacs.

    As usual, the visuals really helped.

    My thanks in making sawdust easier to swallow.

  11. December 3, 2020 – “The Gold Observer”
    Authored by Jan Nieuwenhuijs

    Central Bank of Uzbekistan Introduces Parallel Currency: Gold
    (PHOTOS and VIDEO in article …really cool to see.)


    Since November 2020, the central bank of Uzbekistan (CBU) issues sealed gold bars with a QR-code for real time verification. With these new bars CBU aims to stimulate gold to be used as a store of value, as well as promote the circulation of gold…

    …Uzbekistan is pro gold as well—roughly 57% of CBU’s international reserves consist of gold, and since November CBU is incentivizing to population to buy gold as a store of value through its innovative gold bars.

    The new gold bars issued by CBU have a special protective packaging, which includes three security layers: a unique serial number, a QR-code for real time digital authenticity verification, and a membrane that changes color when broken.

    The gold bars are 999.9 fine, available in weights of 5, 10, 20 and 50 grams, and their packages all have the size of payments cards. The gold bars are sold through twenty-eight commercial bank offices throughout the country. At any point in time the bars can be sold back to the dealing banks, even if the seal is broken. Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC), an LBMA accredited refinery, is responsible for sourcing the gold. The packaging technology was developed in cooperation with Certiline….

    • The banking systems of the US, the Euro, and the CCP/China might best be viewed as multi-level credit skimming operations.
      The fact that 21 trillion $ can go missing tells us that the ledgers kept at the point of credit issue by these ‘Banks of Issue’ are non-transparent and simply fake in fact?

  12. Great work, unbelieveble! All that detailed research is so important to inform people around us that are not yet aware of what is being rolled-out.

    Stay safe.

  13. They train the population first in movies and using TV, then they mimic the show for the great buy in

  14. We need more than luck. Actual on the ground organizing is what is needed for if we sit by rubbing rabbit’s feet, we lose.

    Capitalism is system that turns everything,from relationships to products, into a commodity for sale.

    Thus,monetization is merely the extension of commodity life under capitalism and is what one should expect from the system.

  15. “The political economy of the Digital Age remains virtually terra incognita. In Techno-Feudalism, published three months ago in France (no English translation yet), Cedric Durand, an economist at the Sorbonne, provides a crucial, global public service as he sifts through the new Matrix that controls all our lives.

    Durand places the Digital Age in the larger context of the historical evolution of capitalism to show how the Washington consensus ended up metastasized into the Silicon Valley consensus. In a delightful twist, he brands the new grove as the “Californian ideology”.

    We’re far away from Jefferson Airplane and the Beach Boys; it’s more like Schumpeter’s “creative destruction” on steroids, complete with IMF-style “structural reforms” emphasizing “flexibilization” of work and outright marketization/financialization of everyday life.

    The Digital Age was crucially associated with right-wing ideology from the very start. The incubation was provided by the Progress and Freedom Foundation (PFF), active from 1993 to 2010 and conveniently funded, among others, by Microsoft, At&T, Disney, Sony, Oracle, Google and Yahoo.”


  16. I commented on the John Titus interview before i seen this video, nice work as always James. Ill say it again, the fiat currency system is finished, 272 trillion $ in world debt currently. John Titus is absolutely correct, the crash that is coming will be like no other and the powers that shouldnt be are gonna manufacture a doozie. Schwab said in July the next great challenge/threat is cyber security, notice the cyber security pop ups popping up everywhere, MSM media in full swing and of course China, Russia, N Korea and Iran will be blamed. This year there have been several “Glitches” in the system where stock markets around the world have closed for a day/few hours due to “cyber issues”. I think it was the european market that had a “Glitch” in july, then it was Japan, Canada then NZ and then Australia.

    80% of Central Banks around the world are pretty much ready to flick the switch on CBDC. We already know about trials in China etc. The Bahamas are up and running, thailand is, Largarde said ECB mid Jan 2021.

    Now, for central banks to operate CBDC they need technology, banks don,t do tech, but they do need Fin Tech to facilitate the programs essentially block chain technology, yes ladies and gentlemen, “Crypto Currency”. As James said, you are gonna hear alot (if your listening in the right places) about cross border payments, interoperability between blockchains, big data, security and auditability, the list goes on. Crypto is gonna become the new digital asset, sure, Bitcoin already is, but there is a tidal wave of it coming into the mainstream when regulatory clarity happens and Brian Brooks ( head of the OCC in the US) has said 6-8 weeks. This thing is gonna happen real quick.

  17. The Arab gentlemen has AAA as his initials. I guess they gave him the nickname triple A. 😉
    And his last name Alkholifey is a bit intoxicating to me.

    • I like your humor!

  18. Lies! All lies!

    The powerful wake up every morning thinking, “What can I do to help the peasant class?”. THIS IS KNOWN!

    If you are looking for things that you personally can do to reduce the influence of the powerful, and at the same time increase your own, go to http://thoughtsonfreedom.xyz for a list of them.

  19. The economic and political enslavement of all mankind is the only purpose for such a regime. These things always come in the guise of ‘”efficiency”, or our own good.

    Why do we need CBDC? What’s wrong with real money, agreed upon by the parties involved in the transaction? Why does there have to be any intermediary at all?

    The key to understanding all of this is their thinking that anything that goes on in the world is their business. We should not tire to ask, “Who appointed you the rulers of the world? What business is it of yours what anybody does with their own wealth, or what they choose to use as money?”

    If we don’t resist, we will be history.

    • Exactly right. I am sick of them dictating.

  20. I find it quite ironic that Jerome Powell says that any U.S. CBDC needs to be protected from fraud. The CBDC is fraudulent from the get-go. It pretends that each unit is a dollar, when it is not, just as each FRN that claims to be a dollar is not.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t see the irony in their own statements.

  21. So whilst we get every transaction monitored and approved by our Central Bank overlords and they do whatever they like with their programs with no oversight or control by anyone, those that don’t have a smart phone get less and less as cash disappears.

    Sorry mate, I’d love to throw some change into your tin cup but they took it away. I can’t stay to chat, I don’t want my social credit score to get any worse. I have trouble enough making a living after telling them to take their vaccine passport and shove it up their asses.

  22. I disagree with this. I think anonymity is a healthy desire. Even the richest and most powerful enjoy privacy and anonymity.

    I see the logic that if one has power and agency, they don’t “need” anonymity but it’s nice to have anyway. Some individuals don’t like sharing everything they do like an open book.

  23. James is there any way to find out who the main shareholders of the big banks are?
    I think the shadow banks like BlackRock ($7 trillion in assets) also need to studied in depth.

    Thanks again for an excellent report. Keep up the good work.

  24. James, incredibly well done. This is the future. Thanks for reminding not to sleep on this. The people behind the curtain of governments around the world will be using digital to imprison the entire world. WASPs are moving one step closer to Cecil Rhodes’s dream of controlling/imprisoning the world.

  25. Head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) when describing “Central Bank Digital Currencies” (CBDC) is highlighting that cash is ‘anonymous’ but CBDCs will not be, uses a wonderful term to described these ‘currencies’. He calls them “Central Bank Liabilities”. This is a key insight into their minds. A currency issued is a “liability”. This makes sense if the currency has to be backed by some assets. But, this has not been the case since Nixon in 1971 took the USA dollar off the gold conversion standard. Not to mention that bank loans create debt which creates money.

    A key point he makes is that anyone, anywhere, anytime can use cash. But, to use a CBDC the person/entity requires the *consent* of the Central Bank! He even mentions that this is about control.

    However, the murky underworld of the intelligence agencies, mafia, drug traders etc. *NEED* anonymous cash. So, you will have a tension between the technocrats and the underworld/CIA…

    OMG and then they get to “inclusion” and that equates to “digital identification”. And that is how the mafia and approved criminals get to do their thing; they are issued fake ids! Its like the Nugenhand Bank (in Australia) used to process the CIA drug trade out of southeast asia during the USA genocide on Vietnam.

    And hidden behind all of this is the “trusting” of national digital identification between cooperating central banks. What does that mean? An international digital identification. A keystone of any global technocracy.

    Another point about all the CBDC nightmare, is that it doesn’t work without both electricity and network connectivity. Do we think that a farmer in outer Mongolia, or northern Togo is interested in this sort of thing? Gimme a break.

    Good job James.

  26. Oh, one other thing.

    Yes, the “Great Reset” is either a created opportunity or just opportunistic in its efforts to “Bretton Woods 2.0”. But, it is also important to understand that the existing economic system is so dysfunctional that we are in this position. Dysfunctional may be the wrong term; its working beautifully for the very wealthy, but screws the rest. It is however important to realise that it is so divisive and that it may actually be not so much “designed” but “allowed to develop” these regular financial crises which can then be used to further progress various agendas.

    i.e the system itself produces the crises which allow the changes desired by the “powerful”.

    Thus, the importance of parallel transactional mechanisms to undermine the pervasive nature of existing financial systems. And, of course, that is exactly what the Chinese are doing.

    If you take a longer term view, you see that this parallel inter-central-bank systems being created both by the Chinese in their BRI *and* the BIS with CBDC are all parts of the power contest. USA starts doing unilateral finacial sanctions as implemented through SWIFT. China and Russia start to create a parallel payment method (which turns out not to be very parallel, but can evolve). Power creates opposition by those who have the where withall to respond.

    But these systems always attempt to preserve the power of the powerful.

    Its a dance in power maintenance.

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