April 23, 2021

Here we go again: Kim Jong Un is pinning false hope on tech to fix his economy

From Mao to Stalin, communist leaders have pushed bad science in hope of achieving their socialist utopias

Kim Jong Un is once again relying on science and technology to solve his economic problems. But history has shown that, despite numerous attempts by communist leaders, misguided scientific development will do more harm than good.

At the Eighth Party Congress in January, Kim Jong Un stated that “promoting the sci-tech development of the country” remains one of Pyongyang’s key objectives. He did not, however, specify exactly what his breakthrough technological development would be.