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A brief history and review of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since its inception in 1961. Characteristics of the 24 member countries (including Canada). A discussion of market economies. Two major themes of this address are: "the major changes that are at present under way in our economic systems, which, collectively, stand to be recognised as a turning point in the economic history of the post-war period," and "we [members of the OECD] are particularly well placed to observe and assess the changing international economic order." The reform of the international monetary system and the problem of inflation. International investment and multinational companies. Increases in the price of oil. A "One World" economic concept.