teaching the kids

Personal export subsidies.

South Korea established itself as a world class manufacturer in part due to their policy of conditional export subsidies. They’d help their local firms out, but only after they proved overseas customers liked their products. Could this approach work in […]

thoughts of food

Kimchi-making and microbiology.

“But when it comes to pre­paring South Korea’s national dish, there are myriad modi oper­andi and many subtle­ties even within those. Each region in the country has its own trade­mark pickled piz­zazz. The further you stray from Seoul, the more […]

tech, startups, internet

Inside the business of dog cloning. 

This is an eye-opening read, and one that reminds me that humans are on the cusp of major change in our capabilities. “At a South Korean laboratory, a once-disgraced doctor is replicating hundreds of deceased pets for the rich and […]