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[Editorial] Back-scratching ties

In her Monday statement, President Park Geun-hye reaffirmed her resolve to break the chain of corrupt ties between bureaucrats and businesses, as it is …

Thailand셲 military coup can셳 be a solution

Thailand셲 military leaders are free to claim that Tuesday셲 imposition of martial law, which included the occupation of TV stations and the banning of …

Stick to the principles!

The tragedy of the sunken Sewol ship shocked people all over the world. The death toll amounts to over 300, and 17 remain missing. Many professional divers, …

[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 …

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