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Archive: September 2017

Sasha Mosky - Blog 3: A Taxing Situation: A look at on the ground responses to India’s most significant tax reform

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On July 1st, 2017 India consolidated various state and central government taxes into a singular, nation-wide tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) was introduced across India with the aim of improving economic conditions across the country. It is the biggest tax reform since India’s independence and was celebrated by the central government as economic progress for India.

Duncan Chalmers - Blog 3: Feasting, Religion, and Gender - Experiences of a Karenni Funeral

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A number of weekends ago, August 5th to 7th to be exact, was an interesting one here at SDC. A hive of activity. A cornucopia of sounds. A true array of emotions. One could use all of these expressions to describe it. However, the one word that seems to best represent the happenings of this particular weekend stands as one of a much simpler diction: Fascinating. And oh what a fascinating three days it was. I say this for a number of reasons, but perhaps most notably due to the critical intersections the events exhibited with the concepts of religion and gender. Allow me to elaborate.

Marlin Beswetherick - Blog 3: An Unequal Price

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Recently, my job has given me the opportunity to hear about the realities of life as a refugee in Malaysia. It’s not pretty and there is no ‘one story’ that can encapsulate it. While all experiences are diverse and varied, one of the main factors of this variation can be boiled down to wealth. Privileges that are so taken for granted we hardly recognize as privilege must be bought (and the price is steep).