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Institute for Democracy & Higher Education

Making Sense of...Tax Reform

tax reform guide

In an effort to cut through the seemingly endless stream of news we're faced with, IDHE periodically releases short discussion guides, called "Making Sense of..."  These short pieces are meant 1) as a way to become quickly acquainted with an issue, 2) see what people are reading on the topic, and 3) as a way to begin a conversation, using some discussion framing questions.  These guides are meant for use by anyone, but in particular we encourage use by college faculty (in classrooms and in disciplinary clubs) and in co-curricular campus settings.

This guide looks at tax reform, a hotly debated topic in the latter half of 2017, and one that will have lasting effects for years.  We offer a few bullet points for understanding, some suggested readings to start with, and discussion questions.