North Korea Has Found A Novel New Way To Increase Productivity: Feeding Workers Crystal Meth

This … somehow I don’t see this ending well.

In an effort to speed up construction on a new skyscraper, North Korean leaders are trying a radical new approach: shoving crystal meth down the gullets of workers in a hope they’ll build it faster.

Hmmm. Maybe try Adderall instead?

The report comes from the New Zealand Herald and I don’t see a reason not to believe it.

It seems like something the insanely uninformed nation might try.

North Korean workers are being given a methamphetamine-based drug in the hope it will speed up a major construction project, according to reports.

Project managers in the city’s capital of Pyongyang are said to be under so much pressure to finish the job on time that they have resorted to openly providing builders with the drug.

The project is a 70-story skyscraper, which is so far behind schedule, citizens from around the capital have been forced to work on it.

Hundreds of thousands of North Korean citizens have been roped in to finish the project, which consists of a 70-floor skyscraper and more than 60 apartment blocks.

“Project managers are now openly providing drugs to construction workers so that they will work faster,” a construction source in Pyongyang told Radio Free Asia.

I’m absolutely sure that once the project is over, all the people fed the drug will be given the proper treatment to help wean them off the highly addictive substance.

Or the streets of Pyongyang will be littered with methheads.

Which would you guess?