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For David Howell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Are the Keynesians back?

Commentary / World May 12, 2020

Are the Keynesians back?

The current rescue through cascades of public spending may look like Keynesianism, but in fact it is little more than practical common sense in an utterly changed social and economic order.

How lockdown could lead to stronger parliaments

Commentary / World Apr 28, 2020

How lockdown could lead to stronger parliaments

Parliamentary democracies need parliaments to function. This is as true of the Westminster institution in London, sometimes described as the mother of parliaments, as it is of the Diet in Tokyo or of any other parliamentary legislatures in states round the world that struggle ...