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Why does the amount of stimulus checks depend on each person's income, not assets?

In Policy, You Have To Choose The Error You're Going To Commit In Logic, there are recognized two types of error: Type I errors - The False Positive - is when you think something meets criteria that ...
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How much influence has Donald Trump had on current efforts to improve relations with North Korea?

According to South Korea's National Security Chief, Chung Eui-yong, speaking to the press after a meeting about North Korea with President Trump on March 08, 2018: "I explained to President Trump ...
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Is there an explanation for why ~20% of Americans think the US's response to COVID-19 has been better than South Korea's?

The key assumption you have made is assuming people in the US act sensibly, and that they would base their answer in the poll on facts. This assumption might not be accurate. A recent (Jan 2019) study ...
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Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea?

Simply because abandoning territorial claims will do nothing: It will neither eliminate the military threat of the "North" Korea, nor would it relax the tensions. It requires enormous amounts of ...
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Why is China interested in Socotra Rock?

The Chinese government has spent the last decade and more very actively pursuing the extension of their territorial waters into what is commonly accepted to be international waters, or even the ...
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Is South Korea a province of Korea?

Much of international law is either customary law or created by treaties with different membership. When two states agree on something concerning the two of them, that tends to stand. So trying to ...
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Why does the amount of stimulus checks depend on each person's income, not assets?

Just as putting a tax on wealth means we first must measure it, basing stimulus payments on assets would also mean the same. The US federal government has extensive mechanisms for tracking income, ...
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Why were marijuana restrictions implemented in the 1970s more successful in South Korea than in the United States?

Does the example of South Korea in the 1970s provide an example of a democratic and capitalist country successfully prohibiting marijuana use? No, because until 1987 South Korea was not a democratic ...
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Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea?

As a German the message By now it's completely obvious that the Korean peninsula won't be reuniting any time soon. has no merit for me at all. I can assure you as contemporary witness that nobody ...
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Why is Europe (Germany in particular) apparently paying so little for US troop presence/protection, compared to South Korea?

Because geopolitically these are two totally different situations: Germany is surrounded by allies - Korea only has Japan. Bases in Germany aren't there for the defense of Germany (at least not ...
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How much influence has Donald Trump had on current efforts to improve relations with North Korea?

According to Chinese scientists, the last nuclear test in North Korea provoked the collapse of the mountain under which the testing base was built, basically crushing it. Kim's surprising change of ...
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Why does the amount of stimulus checks depend on each person's income, not assets?

The goal is to keep the existing cash flows for necessities running, and not shake up the market otherwise, basically putting the economy on pause because it would react in a chaotic way to the ...
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Has the Korean War actually ended?

Yes, the general consensus is that the war ended after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Both countries signed the armistice, thereby ending the war in a truce. The Korean War, which ...
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Why are South Korean content laws so strict?

Perhaps because the laws originate in military dictatorships: the South Korea government engages in active Internet censorship based on three laws: the Nation Security Law [1948], the Basic Press ...
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Is South Korea a province of Korea?

Neither North Korea, nor South Korea recognises the government of the "other half". So from the point of view of the South, North Korea is composed of five "provinces" (dō), with ...
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Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea?

It is the official government policy of both North Korea and South Korea to unify. This is due to the historical fact that Korea was unified before World War II. Both countries were unified for more ...
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Why is China annoyed at the installation of THAAD in South Korea?

From what I understand the main issue is that this tips the balance in the equations of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) in favor of the United States. The radar systems in the THAAD system would ...
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Which flag will North and South Korea march under at the Olympic games?

There is not much more to say than refer to you this wiki page about the Korean Unification Flag, which also happens to be the first page you would find when googling "flag korea olympic games". The ...
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Why does the amount of stimulus checks depend on each person's income, not assets?

There are several reasons that have been mentioned individually but they all tie together in the end. Assets may not have liquidity. What I mean by this is you may have a decent amount of money in ...
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How come there are still two Koreas?

The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) wants reunification on their terms, i.e. the rule of the Kim dynasty over the entire peninsula under the Juche system. ...
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How much influence has Donald Trump had on current efforts to improve relations with North Korea?

According to commentator Patrick Chovanec, what's going on is a complex multiparty affair in which President Trump has played a key role, but not necessarily a central one. (I posted his Twitter ...
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Why does the US still have military bases in Japan and South Korea?

Why does the US have military bases in friendly countries? Logistics: The US has military bases all over the world. This, in addition to things like aircraft carriers and air patrols, allows the US ...
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How much influence has Donald Trump had on current efforts to improve relations with North Korea?

In response to Michael_B's answer, just this past week Chrintine Ahn, founder of Women Cross DMZ, was on the podcast Citations Needed. Here's a short snippet from their conversation, which I think is ...
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Is there an explanation for why ~20% of Americans think the US's response to COVID-19 has been better than South Korea's?

This isn't necessarily a full answer, but it's part of the answer that has been addressed yet and is way too long for a comment. I don't necessarily disagree with the other answers about the ...
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Is South Korea a province of Korea?

Korea in the first millenium was fought over by three kingdoms: Gorguryeo, Silla & Baekje. By the end of the first millenium, Gorguryeo defeated the other two kingdoms and unified the Korean ...
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Why hasn't South Korea restored its monarchy?

The last monarch of the short lived Korean Empire (preceded by the Kingdom of Korea) abdicated under occupying Japanese pressure in 1910. Now, 107 years later, one of the key issues would be how to ...
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Why is Europe (Germany in particular) apparently paying so little for US troop presence/protection, compared to South Korea?

Why should Germany pay for US occupation in the first place? Your entire question hinges on the assumptions that those US troops are actively wanted, desired and perceived to provide a service. In the ...
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Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea?

Why doesn't South Korea give up its claim on North Korea? Let me ask a rhetorical question. Why doesn't the north give up its claims on the south? By now it's completely obvious that the Korean ...
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Is it illegal to be a communist in South Korea?

Technically yes The law that describes this is the National Security Act. The relevant passage from the wiki states (emphasis mine): In other words, it made communism illegal; recognition of North ...
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