What Korean Lunches Tell Us About the Welfare State

There is an unusual political battle going on in South Korea right now, over, believe it or not, school lunches. The Seoul city council voted to implement a large-scale program to feed every primary and middle school student in the capital – all 850,000 Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Warrior Wheatman - Aug 27, 2011 - 10:30 PM PDT
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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Aug. 29, 2011

Here we have a rather positive story coming from the Far East. "As the welfare state comes under strain in the U.S. and Europe, it is finding new life in the emerging world."

But the problem is that Chinese consumers, even as they become wealthier, are actually saving a greater percentage of their income. That’s because the introduction of ... More »

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Warrior Wheatman
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by Warrior Wheatman - Aug. 28, 2011

A lunch-program is spring-plank to comparative analysis for social welfare governance. The same questions apply.

While the author is stuck to his reporting, Gord Selar (the first commenter) is the hard-core realist.

commenter Gord Sellar: "the question of social welfare isn’t new here, because social welfare isn’t new here. What’s new is the ... More »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Aug. 29, 2011

But the problem is that Chinese consumers, even as they become wealthier, are actually saving a greater percentage of their income. That’s because the introduction of ... More »

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