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[Voice] Should pornography be censored?

A newsstand display of magazines in an Asian city. (Bloomberg) To some, it’s a harmless pleasure. To others, it’s a societal ill. Pornography, for better or worse, is a prevalent reality in Korea....

Updated : 2012.12.17 20:37

[Voice] How should Korea tackle homelessness?

A man begs for money at a subway station in Seoul. (The Korea Herald) For most, the arrival of Korea’s long, freezing winter is merely an inconvenience. But for the nation’s homeless population, t...

Updated : 2012.12.10 20:16

[Voice] Is self-defense properly recognized?

The Supreme Court in Seocho-dong, southern Seoul (The Korea Herald) As an idea, the right to defend oneself from attack would appear uncontroversial. But in its framing in law and interpretation by ...

Updated : 2012.12.03 20:54

[Voice] How can Korea boost its software industry?

Korea may be known as an IT powerhouse, but its place in the global software industry remains decidedly modest. Korean software took up less than 2 percent of the global market last year. Even in the...

Updated : 2012.11.26 20:19

[Voice] Should for-profit hospitals be allowed?

To many, profit is something to be regarded with suspicion. But it’s rarely more controversial than when associated with health care. Unsurprisingly, then, a decision by the Ministry of Health and W...

Updated : 2012.11.19 20:35

[Voice] How can Korea end corruption?

Lee Sang-deuk, the elder brother of President Lee Myung-bak, answers reporters’ questions outside the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office in Seoul, where he was questioned on charges of taking bribes in Ju...

Updated : 2012.11.12 20:57

[Voice] How will U.S. election affect Korea?

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the campaign trail. (Yonhap News) Billed as the choice to select the world’s most powerful man, the race for the White House captures the world’s att...

Updated : 2012.11.05 20:31

[Voice] Is consumer nationalism relevant today?

Like so much of its history, Korea’s economic development from the mid-20th century onward was heavily entwined with nationalism. The Park Chung-hee regime regularly invoked national pride in mobili...

Updated : 2012.10.29 20:22

[Voice] Can Psy start a new Korean Wave?

It’s a Korean music success story few saw coming. But 500 million hits on YouTube later, Psy, worlds away from K-pop’s typical cutesy affections or unabashed sex appeal, has achieved international ...

Updated : 2012.10.22 19:43

[Voice] Does the president have too much power?

With the role of Cheong Wa Dae becoming a campaign issue ... Does the president have too much power? Constrained by low approval ratings, political estrangement from his party and a series of corru...

Updated : 2012.10.15 21:10

[Voice] What can boost the economy?

With demands on public finances rising and growth flagging ... What can boost the economy? If all three main presidential candidates share a common campaign theme, it’s their focus on greater econ...

Updated : 2012.10.08 19:23

[Voice] How should Korea tackle private debt?

(123RF) With consumers weighed down by massive borrowing ... How should Korea tackle private debt? In a sea of developed countries saddled with heavy government borrowing, Korea is a rare example ...

Updated : 2012.09.24 20:28

[Voice] What is the future of Korean film?

After a first for the country at the Venice Film Festival ... What is the future of Korean film? Director Kim Ki-duk’s grand prize win at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 8 marked a new high for ...

Updated : 2012.09.17 20:42

[Voice] How should Korea combat pedophilia?

Children play at the elementary school in Naju attended by the 7-year-old victim of Ko Jong-seok. (Yonhap News) With the brutal rape of a child in Naju shocking the nation ... How should Korea comb...

Updated : 2012.09.10 20:45

[Voice] Is the patent system working?

In light of a Seoul court’s ruling in Samsung vs. Apple... Is the patent system working? The recent wins and losses in Samsung and Apple’s ongoing patent war have rekindled an age-old debate abou...

Updated : 2012.09.03 19:43