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Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
North Korea’s supreme leader is a very powerful man in his own country, and his words should be taken very seriously. His words, indeed, are law, and while economic systems have a habit of not simply obeying the law, when something is legal, it makes it less worrisome to be caught doing it.
That’s why the rather innocuously titled 'Let's hold aloft the values of the Socialist Rural Theses and innovate in agricultural production' is, like all of Kim Jong Un’s speeches, worth a read.