“Botton” in Korean means “ordinary,” “normal” or “average.” I hate to admit it, that whenever I see a book by Alain de Botton, I imagine that it’s something about ordinary stuff, but the connection is there unmistakably.
Today is an Election Day in Korea. A politician had shamelessly copied a cartoon from a website for her own poster. When confronted, she said, “the drawing was so poor I thought it’s an amateur’s. I didn’t know it was drawn by such a famous artist.”
A lot, in a word. Most conspicuously, kakao is a conglomerate that isn’t supposed to invest in the financial industry at all.
Korea has its own version of the antitrust law, called “Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade…