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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 Candidates’ Dilemma

As the contenders for the leadership of the National party line up at the starting gate, they are each faced
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Why Do We Allow Banks to Make Huge Profits and Decide Economic Policy As well?

Banks are, as we know, very profitable institutions.  Last year, the big five banks operating in New Zealand made a
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Get Over It, National

As the National party struggles to come to terms with its failure to win the general election, it needs to
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The National Party Succession

Changing the leader can be one of the most difficult things a political party can do in a democracy, as
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The Battle for National’s leadership

Changing the leader can be one of the most difficult things a political party can do in a democracy, as
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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.