[Editorial] Autonomous schools

Twenty-five self-governing private high schools that went into operation in 2010 are undergoing a review by metropolitan and provincial education offices. The outcome will determine whether or not the schools will be allowed to re...

[Robert Reich] The rise of the nonworking rich

In a new Pew poll, more than three-quarters of self-described conservatives believe “poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything.” In reality, most of America’s poor work hard, often...

[Editorial] Taxing cash reserves

Few would dispute the ruling Saenuri Party is pro-business. The conservative party and its administrations have cut corporate taxes, controlled sharp wage inflation and revised laws when deemed cumbersome to business activities. T...

It takes a rancher to save a rainforest

In the ongoing pillage of tropical rainforests, villains are plenty. None has stoked imaginations like the Amazonian rancher. With his bulldozers and chainsaws, and herds that wander from horizon to horizon, the rainforest cattlem...