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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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Belle and the Communitty

Belle is a lovely fifteen year-old border collie who belongs to our friends and neighbours at Bryan’s Beach, Michael and
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Where Did That Rule Come From?

“We wuz robbed!” is the classic cry of the disappointed losers of a closely contested sporting contest - it is
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The Trump-Kim Bromance

It may be that we have all misinterpreted the somewhat surprising “bromance” between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. It
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Off The Fence – In The Right Direction

Jeremy Corbyn, we are told, is being advised - not least by his deputy (as well as by some of
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How Much Foreign Control Is Acceptable?

To express concern about foreign ownership and control in New Zealand is often to invite accusations of xenophobia and economic
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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.