Punishing failure

Perhaps instead of rewarding failure (more here) we should take a lesson from the North Koreans (more here):

Report: North Korean executed over currency reform

Pak Nam Gi, the ruling Workers’ Party finance and planning department chief who spearheaded the currency reform, was executed by a firing squad in Pyongyang last week, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing unidentified sources.

Pak was accused of ruining the nation’s economy in a blunder that also damaged public opinion and had a negative impact on leader Kim Jong Il’s plan to hand power over to his youngest son, Yonhap said

Hmmm. Just saying…

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