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South Korea's clash of corporate titans after 'Squid Game' election

Yoon Suk-yeol seems little interested in making hard economic choices

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Yoon Suk-yeol during his election campaign rally in Seoul on Mar. 8: Yoon seems more skilled at tapping into public discontent than at detailing a way out.   © Sipa/AP

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

The fascinating thing about South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol is that he thinks he will run one of Asia's top economies. In reality, he is something of a third wheel.

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