[Editorial] Grand compromise

One of the biggest problems in the Korean economy is that its labor market is not flexible by global standards. This problem stems from, among other things, the overprotection of permanent workers, especially those at well-unioniz...

[Editorial] Already overdue

It is common for the National Assembly to hold up key legislative bills because of a partisan standoff, the vested interests of lawmakers or even laziness. But the lack of progress on the legislative work for a landmark anticorrup...

Why college is necessary but gets you nowhere

This is the time of year when high school seniors apply to college ― and when I get lots of mail about whether college is worth the cost.The answer is unequivocally “yes,” but with one big qualification. I’ll come to the quali...

[David Ignatius] Benefits of national service

WASHINGTON ― At Thanksgiving, Americans think about the spirit of community that animates the country at its best. But in a year characterized by so much political and racial discord, you have to wonder whether the communal quilt...