book review post by Andrei Lankov on Reason.com titled "North Korea's Grassroots Capitalism: How creeping market forces are improving life in the Hermit Kingdom". He reviewed a book by Daniel Tudor and James Pearson. The review, and presumably the book, describe North Korea's nascent market economy with some interesting detail, noting that "The first sentence of the first chapter makes things clear: "'Communist' and 'collectivized' are utterly outdated labels for a North Korean economy which now heavily relies on thriving person-to-person market exchanges in which individuals buy and sell private property for the purpose of generating profit."" (The photograph at the left is of a roadside market in Chongdan County, in southwestern North Korea. Click to see a full-size version) Later Lankov notes that "The private economy, however powerful, remains in a kind of limbo, neither recognized nor systematically suppressed by the state." The The book apparently contains a great deal of anecdotal evidence about the penetration of computers, mobile devices, USB sticks and the like in North Korea.