A Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits -- or Prison

The problem with socialism, as Lady Margaret Thatcher once famously said, is that “eventually, you run out of other people’s money.” But the other problem is that a socialist, fascist, or communist state never runs out of inventive ways to regulate other people’s lives -- all in the name of “equality.” The new mandate by North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-un is a case in point. The exalted and glorious leader, fresh from winning gold medals in pairs skating and the two man bobsled, has a divine word aimed at easing the complexities of the lives of North Korean men and their barbers.   According to BBC news, from here onward, all men must now have the same haircut as the Dear Leader, who has his hair shaved up the sides of his head, retaining a sort of pompadour at the top.  In short, North Korean men all have to look really, really terrible.  One disaffected guy dared to leak a complaint to Radio Free Asia: "Our...(Read Full Article)

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