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William Debost

Student of Economics, International Relations and History at McGill University. Born and raised in Paris, William holds French and Canadian dual citizenship. Biculturalism has always been an important part of his life, which is one of the reasons why he chose to study in Montreal. His main areas of interest in today’s world are the European Union, French politics, and current issues in political economy. He is delighted to take part in the Political Bouillon project, and has no doubt this experience will help him in his aspiration to be an “engaged spectator” (using the words of Raymond Aron) of world affairs.

Currency Tensions Betray An Obsolete Monetary System

“Zero currency war. Okay? That’s very simple.” IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde was eager to appease journalists during her press briefing following the G20 meeting earlier this month. The prospect of a spiral of competitive devaluations has been the subject of significant political and media attention, making its way to the top of the agendas of regional and international summits ...

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