Observations and comments, often about the unintended consequences of good intentions.
North Korea is switching currency in order to hit those evil capitalists that still reside within the system. Old won notes lost value overnight, and will be replaced by new won notes with two zeros less in nominal value. Only about €450 per family can be changed, and if you possessed any more cash than that, you're supposed to have lost it.
It's amazing how resilient a tyranny can be. Also, it's amazing how much abuse people tolerate. But then again, in a tyranny they don't have much choice.