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#6 Tunisia Blog: The Economics of Foreign Investment: Law 72 – July 20 Thumbnail

#6 Tunisia Blog: The Economics of Foreign Investment: Law 72 – July 20

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold on August 7, 2015

Known as Law 72, this measure of the Ben Ali regime created a legal framework full of perks—everything from tax-free production to cheap labor—aim

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#5 Tunisia Blog: Ramadan Consumerism, Charity, Gameshows – July 14 Thumbnail

#5 Tunisia Blog: Ramadan Consumerism, Charity, Gameshows – July 14

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold on August 7, 2015

My family recalls in the 1970s when they bought their first TV with money pulled together through the sale of handwoven homemade carpets. Now, a T

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#4 Tunisia Blog: Weekly SUQ – July 11 Thumbnail

#4 Tunisia Blog: Weekly SUQ – July 11

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold on August 7, 2015

We went to the suq (open air market) today and everything was as normal as could be—except for the absent water sellers crying out “Aad ma Sab

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#3 Tunisia Blog: Ramadan, last weeks, July 13 Thumbnail

#3 Tunisia Blog: Ramadan, last weeks, July 13

Submitted by Carolyn Arnold on July 16, 2015

During Ramadan, the rhythms of daily life are disrupted in a month-long fast from sunrise to sunset. Everyone except the very young, pregnant wome

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