Perhaps This Explains The DPRK’s Insecurity

The Courier Mail: N Korean economy in free fall [17feb03]
There could be an opportunity in this once the saber-rattling is over. The DPRK is regressing economically and perhaps they might be desperate enough to actually try economic and political freedom. Of course, it would mean abandoning their Stalinist roots, but they can’t feed themselves and maybe that’ll be enough to convince them of the flaws in their system.

NORTH Korea, once one of Asia’s wealthiest countries, is in free fall towards the living standards of sub-Saharan Africa with its rigid economy failing to provide even basic necessities.

Price rises introduced last year to better reflect market conditions are making matters worse, because only the privileged classes have been given significant salary hikes to match.

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