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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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What Role Should Celebrities Play in Our Lives?

We live, like it or not, in the age of the celebrity. High achievers in entertainment or sport have always
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The Chinese “Message”.

The indications that China is displeased with New Zealand cannot be mistaken. China is a country where nothing of this
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Intimations of Mortality

The last week has been a momentous one for my wife and me. I had a birthday at the beginning
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Inequality Means Less Freedom

When I stepped down as Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University in 2004, I was fortunate enough to spend a few months
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New Zealand and Davos

New Zealand is a small country located, as some would have it, “at the end of the world”. But we
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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.