This Report has been prepared for the Trilateral Commission andis published under its auspices. It was discussed at the TrilateralExecutive Committee meeting, held in Tokyo on October 22-23,1973, and the Executive Committee in its communique "agreedthat the report of the task force on monetary problems is an im portant contribution and urged members of the Commission andthe broader public to consider its proposals." The authors, whoare experts from Western Europe, Japan, and North America, have been free to present their own views. The Commission will utilizethe Report in making any proposals or recommendations of its own.It is making the Report available for wider distribution as a contri bution to informed discussion and handling of the issues treated.
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