Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 30, 2016)
1. There is a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots in voter turnout rates. The voting gap between highest 20% and lowest 20% of earners reached as much as 29%. People attribute long working hours and housing stress to the widening gap.
That is why there are policies for the rich available. If you cannot vote on the day, please try early voting. One vote can make your voice heard.
2. The Federation of Korean Industries and Korean Federation of SMEs submitted a proposal to lower electricity bill. Korea Electronic Power Corporation is making profits, and China reduced industrial electricity bill. Both organizations demand to cut down the payment to raise competitiveness.
Industrial electricity is already cheap. Why does the government apply the unit price based on accumulated energy usage only to households? The bill which is only good for corporations was created during Yushin Constitution.
3. A reduction in sugar intake prevents adult disease. There two lumps of sugar in one coffee mix stick, six in a cracker, and seven in one soft drink. The World Health Organization recommended 15 or fewer lump sugars a day.
A cup of coffee mix with a cracker and a can of coke make a total of 15 lump sugars. What am I going to do about?
4. Choco pie, 42-year-old brand in Orion, announced last year that the price remained same whereas the manufacturer increased the size by 11%. However, the company slightly reduced the size of the new product called “the banana-flavored Choco pie.” The price was the same, but the size became smaller from 39 to 37 grams. Lotte’s Mongshell became smaller as well.
This happens when we take our eyes off the product. They have no soul.