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[VOICE] Is Seoul’s student rights ordinance proper?

As the Education Ministry seeks to nullify it ... Is Seoul’s student rights ordinance proper? In an election year, little can be considered above ideological conflict. Education is no exception. ...

Updated : 2012.02.20 18:08

[VOICE] Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today?

Some 2,500 years after the death of Confucius ... Does Confucianism have a role in Korea today? The teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius have had a profound influence on South Korea. So much ...

Updated : 2012.02.13 21:30

[VOICE] Should Korea sign an FTA with China?

With negotiations set to begin soon ... Should Korea sign an FTA with China? Free trade agreements have been a cornerstone of Korean economic policy in recent years. Since Korea reached its first F...

Updated : 2012.02.06 10:45

[VOICE] Are Koreans overeducated?

With the highest university attendance rate in the developed world … Are Koreans overeducated? Koreans are arguably second to none in their zeal for education. Some 82 percent of Korean high scho...

Updated : 2012.01.30 20:40

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On welfare... Welfare will probably be a key issue in this year’s elections in Korea, and it should: particularly in these extremely challenging times, it’s not only a matter of social security, but...

Updated : 2012.01.16 19:17

[VOICE] Should Korea adopt a welfare state?

With increased social spending an increasingly popular policy ... Should Korea adopt a welfare state? Social welfare was a defining issue in Korean politics last year. President Lee Myung-bak, havi...

Updated : 2012.01.16 19:16

[VOICE] Is reunification closer to reality?

After the death of Kim Jong-il... Is reunification closer to reality? As soon as North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death was announced, speculation began on the implications for South Korea’s rel...

Updated : 2012.01.09 19:11

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On Korean reunification... First of all, it should be sought. The question for South Koreans complaining of the negative economic consequences of reunification needs to be reformulated into a moral ...

Updated : 2012.01.09 16:47

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On the NSL ... In a democratic society, a government shouldn’t be in the business of patrolling people’s ideologies and belief systems. Isn’t that what free speech is all about? ― Holly Hamilton, G...

Updated : 2012.01.02 19:01

[VOICE] Should the National Security Law be abolished?

With response to Kim Jong-il’s death reigniting the debate ... Should the National Security Law be abolished? Divisive debate The National Security Law has divided Korean public opinion since its...

Updated : 2012.01.02 19:00

[VOICE] Is current teacher evaluation effective?

More than 18 months after its introduction ... Is current teacher evaluation effective? Testing teachers Teacher Evaluation for Professional Development, a system to evaluate the performance of te...

Updated : 2011.12.26 20:05

[VOICE] Is punishment for sex crime too lenient?

With many cases causing public outrage ... Is punishment for sex crime too lenient? Scales of justice A series of high-profile sex crime cases in recent years has caused public uproar over perceiv...

Updated : 2011.12.19 20:06

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On taxing the wealthy ... Can imposing a new tax on the wealthy narrow the gap between the poor and the rich? No. First, I don’t understand why the government is presenting such a poor policy as an ...

Updated : 2011.12.14 13:56

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On Incheon Airport... If a public enterprise is privatized, the general public tends to think we can have a variety of benefits such as improvement of service and price competitiveness through compe...

Updated : 2011.12.12 20:51

[VOICE] Should Incheon Airport be privatized?

Skyhigh sell-off The President Lee Myung-bak administration proposed a partial privatization of Incheon International Airport in 2008 with a plan to sell off a 49 percent stake, including 15 percent...

Updated : 2011.12.12 20:51