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[David Bonnet] Japan may cripple its casinos

When Japan’s parliament legalized casino gambling last year, it created a wave of excitement among casino operators and institutional investors. But sensitivities about gambling addiction have now fo...

Updated : 2017.07.16 17:49

[Justin Fendos] Moon should promote senior employment

A lot has been going on with the new Korean administration. Cabinet appointments have been contentious and public expectations high. A host of economic policies are on the table but one conspicuous a...

Updated : 2017.07.16 17:49

[Adam Minter] Raising the Great Firewall too high

Will it be R.I.P. for China’s VPNs? On Monday, Bloomberg News reported that the Chinese government had ordered telecommunications providers to block access to individual virtual private networks by ...

Updated : 2017.07.14 17:43

[Rekha Basu] Trump's denials grow weaker after son’s shifting stories

Donald Trump Jr. is clearly his father’s son. Just look at the evolving strategies he employed to answer questions on meeting with a Russian Kremlin-affiliated lawyer during the presidential campaign...

Updated : 2017.07.14 17:43

[Tyler Cowen] Why China may never democratize

Will China ever become democratic? That question has been a staple of geopolitical discussion since the 1990s, and at times many commentators thought a democratic China was not so far away. Today, a...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Doyle McManus] In Europe, Trump almost sounded like an adult

If you closed your eyes and listened to the words emanating from President Trump’s meetings in Europe last week -- instead of, say, reading his tweets -- it sounded as if American foreign policy had ...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Rex Huppke] It’s been a few days since United did something terrible

As something of an expert in the communications field, I’d like to offer my services to United Airlines. The company has been going through a rough patch of late on the public relations front. The l...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Timothy L. O’Brien] Trump’s son is acting just like his dad

Chris Stewart, a Republican congressman from Utah, told CNN today that Donald Trump Jr., deserves “credit” for releasing -- on Twitter, of course -- a fascinating batch of compromising emails about...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Jason Snead] The persistent problem of voter fraud

Some Americans believe voter fraud is essentially a non-issue. They insist voting irregularities seldom occur and are almost always accidental. Hard evidence, however, proves this is wishful thinkin...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Cass R. Sunstein] A graceless president, a national betrayal

For leaders as well as friends, spouses and colleagues, grace is a precious characteristic. Whatever one thinks of Donald Trump’s policy choices, our nation has never had a president more lacking in ...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Other view] Dose of optimism: US jobs report brighter than expected

Accompanied by the customary cautionary note about analysis based on one month’s figures, June’s job creation rate, provided by the US Department of Labor, should have provided Americans with a shaft...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:39

[Jessica Yellin] Journalists need to stop taking Trump’s bait

Since President Donald Trump has taken office, reporting in the public interest has seen an encouraging resurgence. There is a renewed sense of purpose among reporters covering the White House and a ...

Updated : 2017.07.13 17:38

[Andrew Sheng] Biggest disruption takes place in jobs for youth

The 20th anniversary of the Asian financial crisis and 10th anniversary of the North Atlantic financial crisis brought a sense of deja vu -- we have been here before. Since last year’s Brexit and T...

Updated : 2017.07.12 17:38

[Conor Sen] New economy needs to go retro

A taxi company that owns no cars. A media titan that creates no content. A retailer with no stores. A couple of years ago, this was the view of Uber, Facebook and Amazon: growing powerhouses even th...

Updated : 2017.07.12 17:38

[Peter Singer] Trump’s unethical aid cuts

When Americans are asked what percentage of US government spending goes to foreign aid, the median answer is 25 percent. The correct answer is 1 percent. No wonder, then, that when President Donald T...

Updated : 2017.07.12 17:38