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[Michael J. Boskin] The late Gary Beeker: An economist for the ages
[Michael J. Boskin] The late Gary Beeker: An economist for the ages

STANFORD, California Like many others, I first met the Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker, who died earlier this month, by reading his seminal works …

A life-changing lesson in literature

Every spring, during college graduation season, I think about a former professor who uttered two astonishing sentences that changed the course of my life. I …

[Editorial] Ex-cons in elections

Political parties and candidates are shifting into high gear for the June 4 local elections, for which official campaigning will start Thursday. A total of …

[Robert J. Fouser] A weekend in the hanok village
[Robert J. Fouser] A weekend in the hanok village

A short visit to Jeonju over the weekend revealed much about urban policy in Korea today. Jeonju has long been famous for food and traditional arts. In recent …

[Editorial] Cabinet reshuffle

President Park Geun-hye셲 national address on the Sewol ferry disaster included drastic measures and firm promises to make the nation a safer place to live. …

What Thomas Piketty doesn셳 say

To say that Thomas Piketty셲 쏞apital in the Twenty-First Century has caused a stir would be something of an understatement. Since its publication (in …

Ralph Lauren셲 fading fantasy

It셲 been an anxious week for followers of Ralph Lauren Corp. Last Friday the company told analysts that it expects operating margins to narrow this fiscal …

[Kim Seong-kon] When 쁫ove becomes the L-word
[Kim Seong-kon] When 쁫ove becomes the L-word

In the eyes of foreigners, Americans look like very affectionate people who are not reluctant to express their affection freely. Indeed, Americans do not seem …

Hungary셲 fight against political radicalism

I am writing in reference to the opinion piece 쏧n parts of Europe, the far right rises again by Sonni Efron published in The Korea Herald on May 12, …

[Robert J. Shiller] Preventing inequality disaster
[Robert J. Shiller] Preventing inequality disaster

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut Thomas Piketty셲 impressive and much-discussed book 쏞apital in the Twenty-First Century has brought considerable attention …

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