[Editorial] Tax without exception

Taxing the incomes of people belonging to religious groups has long been an elusive issue in Korea. As a matter of fact, the first proposal to tax priests, ministers and monks was made in 1968 by the first director of the National...

[Editorial] Collusive bidding

The Fair Trade Commission has slapped a record fine on major builders for their alleged collusion in bidding for a project to build a new high-speed railroad.The antitrust watchdog imposed a combined 435.5 billion won in fines on ...

[Yang Sung-jin] Heartless facts, truthful lies

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Soul, my hometown, out on the edge of the peninsula.This is, I’m fairly confident, not a lie or a cheap rip-off of the opening line of “A Prairie Home Companion,” a radio show that I’ve en...

The trauma of France’s Jews

PARIS ― “Death to the Jews!” In Paris and other French cities, the hate-filled words ring out. Attacks on synagogues have taken place for the first time since the Dreyfus Affair at the end of the nineteenth century. In suburban...