housing crisis

房屋上半年買賣移轉17_5萬棟 創近8年新高

Excessive Housing Speculation Is Weakening Taiwan’s Economy and Society

Roy Ngerng

Housing speculation creates instability and inequality. Given the growing national security threats from China, policymakers’ refusal to confront the problem puts Taiwan in a highly precarious situation.


Taiwan’s Housing Crisis (Part 2): Taiwan’s Housing Prices Have Grown Faster than Most Advanced Countries, But Its Economy Has Not

Roy Ngerng

Since 1985, Taiwan’s real estate profits have grown by nearly 40 times, but the minimum wage has not even grown by four times. If the minimum wage had grown as quickly as real estate profits, it would have been close to NT$230,000 a month today.

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