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Irwin Cotler

Irwin Cotler

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Irwin Cotler, a former minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, is Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, Co-Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, and a contributor to The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

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    The Big Float

    Barry Eichengreen

    Fifty years ago this August, President Richard Nixon ended the era when the dollar was firmly anchored to gold at a fixed price, auguring a new era of floating exchange rates. So, why does the greenback continue to reign over the international monetary and financial system?

    dissects two recent books on the international monetary system since the US abandoned the gold standard in 1971.
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