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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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Dumping Simon Bridges May Be Just the Easy Option

Simon Bridges may seem to have been around for a long time but, in truth, he has been leader of
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The All Blacks Aren’t Done Yet

The All Blacks may have retained the Bledisloe Cup, won the Rugby Championship with a game to spare, and beaten
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They Do Things Differently There

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” So said the English writer, L. P. Hartley, in
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#Me Too Must Become We Too

New Zealanders who have followed reports of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s consideration of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme
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“Putting America First” Will Not “Make America Great Again”.

In his successful 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump used a number of slogans which he and his supporters repeated ad
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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.