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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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Public Television

Around the turn of the century, I had the privilege and pleasure of serving on the board of Television New
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Making Charitable Gifts and Paying Taxes

The Christmas festive session is traditionally the time for charitable giving, when many of us recognise the need to ensure
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Who Caused the Problems in the First Place?

The Guardian published a few days ago an article by Peter Mandelson, someone I might once have described as an
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Fads and Fashions in Economic Polcy

Fads and fashions in economic policy come and go; they invariably reflect the self-interest of those who propound them, and
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What is the Point of Education?

I have been involved with education, in one way or another, for most of my life. First as a schoolboy,
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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.