Write a policy memo for Vajda that provides him with an opinion that is backed up with a strong economic rationale. Also, make sure Vajda is well-versed in opposing opinions so that he can hold his own in a discussion with ministerial officials in Delhi.

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Pretend you are the senior economic attach to the American embassy in Delhi. Consul General Thomas Vajda has been contacted by Prime Minister Modis office to get an American viewpoint on promised upcoming tax hikes. The new Goods and Services Tax (GST) is planned to go into effect on July 1, and the government hopes it will boost both economic growth and state revenues. However, there are calls within the Indian business community to delay its start date. After all, the Indian economy has been dealing with considerable turmoil this year, including an abrupt change in the value of the rupee, higher inflation, and Prime Minister Modis ban on large-denomination bills.

Write a policy memo for Vajda that provides him with an opinion that is backed up with a strong economic rationale. Also, make sure Vajda is well-versed in opposing opinions so that he can hold his own in a discussion with ministerial officials in Delhi.

Your memo should be of high quality, which will likely take about 5-10 pages to accomplish. If you choose to use analytical charts or tables to make your point, do so knowing that Vajda has limited economic training. Make sure you translate everything into English, in other words.

Ideas about how to write a policy memo can be found from the following websites:

http://wws.princeton.edu/admissions/wws-blog/item/policy-memo-writing-tips

https://www-cdn.law.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Policy-Memo-Guidelines-2.pdf

http://guides.library.duke.edu/c.php?g=289293&p=1929319