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[Editorial] What election meant

Koreans have selected 300 people who will form the new National Assembly, with the hopes that it will — at the least — be better than the current …

[Albert R. Hunt] Rivals should be in cahoots to stump Trump

Donald Trump is getting some unlikely assistance from his opponents in his uphill effort to win a majority of Republican presidential delegates. Ted Cruz and …

[Peter Singer] Can artificial intelligence be ethical?
[Peter Singer] Can artificial intelligence be ethical?

Last month, AlphaGo, a computer program specially designed to play the game Go, caused shockwaves among aficionados when it defeated Lee Se-dol, one of the …

[Kim Myong-sik] Dealing humbly with our remains after death
[Kim Myong-sik] Dealing humbly with our remains after death

Lawyer Kim Chang-kook, an old friend of mine, died of liver cancer last week. His body — thinned by the long bout of illness — was cremated, with …

[Kim Ji-hyun] Aging with grace
[Kim Ji-hyun] Aging with grace

A few weeks ago, there was a bit of a row among a couple of Korean ladies living in Tokyo. To cut a long story short, an older lady ended up apologizing to a …

[Nir Kaissar] Who셲 afraid of financial robo-advisers?

The Massachusetts Securities Division recently fired a shot heard around the robo-adviser world when it declared that the online financial advisers may not be …

[Kim Seong-kon] Calling for modern Renaissance men and women
[Kim Seong-kon] Calling for modern Renaissance men and women

There is a Korean saying: 쏷o find water, concentrate on digging one well at a time. It means we need to become professionals and specialists, not shallow …

[Robert J. Fouser] Does Korea need an upper house?
[Robert J. Fouser] Does Korea need an upper house?

Today marks the 20th time that Koreans have gone to the polls to vote for members of the National Assembly. Since the founding of the Republic of Korea in …

[Editorial] Mounting suspicions

The Government Public Ethics Committee has launched its probe of senior prosecutor Jin Kyung-jun, who is facing questions over his stock trading gains worth …

[Editorial] Continued doldrums

Korean businesses are pinning their hopes on reaching some type of agreement at a meeting between the OPEC and non-OPEC members in Doha on April 17. If the oil …

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