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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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Skilled Diplomacy is the Answer

Many years ago, as I completed my studies at Oxford, I had to decide what to do next.  I was
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The President As Hero

Donald Trump is, as we all know by now, a simple soul.  The real world may present him with all
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What Has Happened to Australian Sport?

Australians love their sport and, as we all know, they are very good at it.  But, in recent times, the
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New Zealand Must Grow Up In Trade Matters

New Zealand’s involvement with the rest of the world, in trading and economic terms more generally, has always been atypical. 
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A Period of Silence Would Now Be Welcome

In the aftermath of England’s loss to Scotland at Murrayfield last week, a British rugby writer said of Eddie Jones
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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

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This book is also available as an ebook.