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Bryan Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar who pursued a career in the UK as a diplomat, Oxford law don, television journalist and politician. He was a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and contested the Labour Party leadership in 1992. He returned to New Zealand to become Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University in 1994. He has written a number of books on politics and economic policy. Read more…


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The Luck of the Draw

The Luck of the Draw

“Everyone should have a New Zealand childhood.” These are the opening words of the memoir I published as I left...
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Cards Ruining the Game

Cards Ruining the Game

World Rugby has got itself into something of a pickle.  It is one thing for Michael Cheika to complain about...
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Voting in Local Elections

Voting in Local Elections

Local government elections are upon us again. It is a fair bet that, when they are over, we will have...
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Parliament’s Failure

Parliament’s Failure

Amidst all the “shock horror” of recent days, the convolutions of law and constitution, and the parliamentary confusion and wrangling,...
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The Value of Balance in News Treatment by Our Media

The Value of Balance in News Treatment by Our Media

I was born in Hawera, and grew up and went to primary school in the small Taranaki town. Hawera was...
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Latest Book: “Call to Action”

I am delighted to report that a new book, co-authored by my long-time colleague, John Mills, and myself was published in London last week by W H Allen.  The book is called “Call To Action” and comprises a powerful argument for addressing the major problems that have now held back the British economy for decades.  Those problems include a damaging loss of competitiveness, a policy blind spot on the importance of the exchange rate, a perennial and debilitating foreign payments deficit, the perilous decline of manufacturing, and the futile focus on the government deficit as the prime goal of policy.  The book provides a carefully researched case for taking action now before it is too late and could offer the way to better outcomes following the May election.

Call to Action by John Mills and Bryan Gould

£10.00
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This book is also available as an ebook.