Justin Hugo
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Justin Hugo is a pen name. The author is a contributing writer for The News Lens.
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2018/10/22 | Justin Hugo
SINGAPORE: Millionaire Ministers and Systemic Inequality
Singapore has excellent healthcare and education, but only a fraction of the population can afford it due to a systemically repressive regime that saps economic vitality at every turn.
2018/07/25 | Justin Hugo
ANALYSIS: Why Temasek Holdings' Singapore Pensions Claim Is Tosh
The Singapore government's sovereign wealth fund can be shown to be consistently dishonest over whether it has access to national pension funds.
2018/07/18 | Justin Hugo
ANALYSIS: Calculating Singapore's Callous CareShield Cash Grab
Behind a furor over gender inequity in the state disability scheme lies government profiteering.
2018/06/29 | Justin Hugo
OPINION: On the Distorted Logic of Ministerial Salaries in Singapore 
Singapore's prime minister arguably has less to deal with than his fellow national and municipal leaders, so why is he paid such astounding sums?
2018/04/24 | Justin Hugo
Cambridge Analytica – The Singapore Connections
SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, and other related companies and individuals have several connections with Singapore.
2018/02/09 | Justin Hugo
The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 5)
Taiwan has outgrown its current economic strategy and needs to move up the value chain to become more like the Nordic countries and the Netherlands.
2018/02/08 | Justin Hugo
The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 4)
Taiwan’s social welfare system stands out – it just doesn't feel like it because low wages make the benefits look insufficient.
2018/02/07 | Justin Hugo
The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 3)
Democratic societies like Taiwan can still fall victim to an authoritarian corporate environment.
2018/02/06 | Justin Hugo
The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 2)
The root of low wages is inequality, and at the root of inequality lies cronyism and closely held corporate control.
2018/02/05 | Justin Hugo
The Bitter Truth: Why Asia's Tigers Suffer while the Nordics Thrive (Part 1)
In the first of a 5 part series, Justin Hugo looks at how statistics suggesting the Asian Tiger economies have caught up with their Scandinavian counterparts mask a more sobering wage-based reality.
2017/09/06 | Justin Hugo
It's Time to Return Taiwanese Workers What They Rightfully Earn
Business groups simply do not want to show any respect when it comes to raising their workers’ wages, and it's time to start protecting workers in Taiwan.
2017/08/23 | Justin Hugo
Tsai’s Government Failing Taiwan’s Workers with Cruel Minimum Wage Increase
Taiwan has been sinking into a state of stagnation for more than a decade, the Tsai government continues to give businesses too much latitude.
2017/08/21 | Justin Hugo
Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies
As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.
2017/06/05 | Justin Hugo
Stark Reality: Singaporeans Waking from the Housing Dream
[OPINION] How Singapore's pension-housing financing model squeezes its citizens.
2017/05/22 | Justin Hugo
Tough Pill to Swallow: Why Singapore’s Healthcare Model Should Not Be Followed
[OPINION] Singapore’s healthcare system has become unnecessarily complicated but it can be reformed to provide more equitable healthcare and give its citizens peace of mind.