Yeah but his analysis of what people are calling for here is untrue. Who is screaming about kicking out all the tourists for instance?
Also a 'green energy policy' is not in and of itself 'bullshit'. It's necessary and is a normal state of affairs these days. The details of the policy are the important thing. Nuclear energy has no traction here, its too financially and politically risky. Switching tack to support solar energy and electric vehicles makes eminent sense. Cutting carbon emissions from coal by switching to gas. Nothing stupid about these kind of policies.
What's wrong with raising real estate taxes? In fact that policy is already signed off and being implementer from both city governments and now the central government starting this year.
Has anybody ever looked at Taiwans tax structure? I have, Taiwan takes in very low rates of tax (GDP vs annual tax revenues internationally) and no capital gains tax on stocks. Plenty of room to adjust there without people feeling much pain. Not Saying they need to or not, it depends what would be done with the money!
Tsai Yingwen is one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to economic policies, I don't think she needs to listen to any idiots, she's the president now they should listen to her!
I'm most impressed that the 'LI' party for two legislators in Taipei.
In the end I'm not getting excited about anything yet, I want to see what happens in practice. Tsai has been very vague on her policies IMHO. Also the issues Taiwan face are not solvable by a single president or party, Taiwanese people need to step up to the plate and realize they need to experiment and shake the place up a bit! All the new government do is help create the conditions for that to occur.