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  1. [Robert B. Reich] Two types of patriotism in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Korea Herald

    We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016 we're hearing about two very different types of patriotism.


  2. Philadelphia's soda pop revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | Korea Herald

    There's no sense sugarcoating it: Philadelphia is one of the fattest big cities in the fattest country in the developed world. To its credit, it has been trying to shed the pounds -- back in 2001, its then-mayor enlisted the city's basketball team in challenging residents to lose 76 tons in 76 days -- but very little has worked.


  3. Benefits of taxing speculationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Korea Herald

    Why is there so little discussion about one of Bernie Sanders' most important proposals -- to tax financial speculation? Buying and selling stocks and bonds in order to beat others who are buying and selling stocks and bonds is a giant zero-sum game that wastes countless resources, uses up the talents of some of the nation's best and brightest, and subjects financial market to unnecessary risk. High-speed traders who employ advanced technologies in order to get information a millisecond before other traders get it don't make financial markets more efficient.


  4. [Noah Smith] Patent law holds back scientific progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2016 | Korea Herald

    One of the biggest stories in science right now is the fight over the Crispr patents. Crispr is a gene editing technique that promises to allow previously unthinkable feats of bioengineering.


  5. [J. Bradford DeLong] Economics in age of abundanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Korea Herald

    Until very recently, one of the biggest challenges facing mankind was making sure there was enough to eat. From the dawn of agriculture until well into the Industrial Age, the common human condition was what nutritionists and public health experts would describe as severe and damaging nutritional biomedical stress.


  6. [Robert B Reich] Volcanic core of U.S. electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Korea Herald

    Not a day passes that I don't get a call from the media asking me to compare Bernie Sanders' and Hillary Clinton's tax plans, or bank plans, or health care plans. I don't mind.


  7. [J. Bradford DeLong] Piketty's writing vs. Piketty's actionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Korea Herald

    In "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," the French economist Thomas Piketty highlights the striking contrasts in North America and Europe between the Gilded Age that preceded World War I and the decades following World War II. In the first period, economic growth was sluggish, wealth was predominantly inherited, the rich dominated politics, and economic inequality was extreme.


  8. [David Ignatius] Iran is not yet open for businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Korea Herald

    One of the arguments for the Iran nuclear deal was that it would encourage greater openness and investment from the West. But Iranian hard-liners have been working in recent months to sabotage the proponents of economic globalization and change.


  9. [Profile] Lee Joon-sik, Education MinistryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Lee Joon-sik, a former professor at Seoul National University's School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, was appointed to be the new education minister and deputy prime minister for social affairs. As an expert in mechanical engineering, he started teaching at his Alma mater, SNU, in 1985, and took various positions at the school including vice president of research, dean of research affairs and director of the micro thermal system research center.


  10. [Kim Seong-kon] South Korea 3.0: A nice and friendly nationRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | Korea Herald

    When I first visited the United States in the 1970s, I was deeply impressed by the extraordinary friendliness of the Americans. Indeed, they were so nice and friendly that I felt comfortable no matter where I went.


  11. [Robert Reich] The difference between leaders and demagoguesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Korea Herald

    Leadership isn't just the ability to attract followers. Otherwise some of the worst tyrants in history would be considered great leaders.


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