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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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Teachers’ Strike

Workers who go on strike, and thereby cause some inconvenience to the public, cannot usually expect much by way of
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Professionals Do It Best

The ruthless and self-serving use of the powers of patronage has been one of the hallmarks of the Trump Presidency.
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Taking Up The Reins Again

What should we make of the domestic political situation as normal business is resumed? As Winston Peters hands the reins
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Helsinki Debacle Claims Its Victims

Writing a commentary on current affairs is always a fraught business; however considered one’s views, they are bound to be
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Noise Pollutes

Yesterday was wonderfully warm and sunny at Ohiwa Beach where we live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our enjoyment
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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.