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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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More Courage Needed

Most economists agree that a currently slowing economy could do with some stimulus - and they would also agree that
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A Post-Brexit Europe

In the 1960s, after I had graduated with a first-class Oxford postgraduate law degree, I joined the British Foreign Office
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A No-Deal Brexit

What an extraordinarily depressing experience it is to be compelled to watch, at 12,000 miles distance, the contortions and machinations
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What’s the Point of a Climate Change Emergency Declaration?

Only those who close their eyes and minds to the evidence can still be in any doubt that we are
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The British Trump – I Don’t Think So

A British newspaper last week published a photograph of the Queen meeting Boris Johnson and attached a caption which had
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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.