Roy Ngerng

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Roy Ngerng (鄞義林) writes on social issues and equality. He was named a Human Rights Defender by the United Nations and believes that human rights and social justice will enable fairer, happier, and more compassionate societies.


Taiwan’s Lost Growth (Part 1): How Far Has Taiwan’s Economy Fallen Behind Other Countries Due To Stagnant Wages?

Roy Ngerng

When wages don’t grow, household expenditures and ultimately business profits stagnate as well. Here’s how this has played out in Taiwan.


Taiwan’s Minimum Wage Is Not Adequate for Its Cost of Living

Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s low minimum wage has contributed to half of workers earning less than what they need to have a basic standard of living.


Lithuania’s Minimum Wage Is More Adequate for Its Cost of Living Than Taiwan’s

Roy Ngerng

Though lower in nominal terms, Lithuania’s minimum wage is more adequate for its cost of living than Taiwan’s, and catching up fast.


Taiwan’s Minimum Wage is One of the Lowest In Its League

Roy Ngerng

Taiwan is a wealthy country. Its recently instituted minimum wage hike does not compare favorably with its international counterparts.


Taiwan’s Businesses Are Increasing Prices To Earn Higher Profits

Roy Ngerng

Average consumers will take a hit, while businesses will continue to earn high profits from the recent price increases.

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Taiwan’s Businesses Can Afford to Contribute More to Social Security

Roy Ngerng

Taiwan’s employers not only pay low wages to workers but also contribute little to the country’s social security. It is one of the lowest among high-income countries as a proportion of the economy.


A Higher Minimum Wage Won’t Lead To Higher Unemployment in Taiwan

Roy Ngerng

Despite what you may hear from business interest lobbyists, the historical data shows no clear correlation between a growing minimum wage and a higher unemployment rate.

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