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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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Who would have thought that so many different groups of public sector workers would have discovered at roughly the same
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The Labour Party has always been an uncomfortable alliance between those on the one hand who are content to seek
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Defending Privilege

“Keep things as they are,” is always the catch-cry of those who are happy with their lot. “Change is a
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The Outcome The EU Least Wants

Theresa May’s resignation as British Prime Minister, whatever else it may signify and whatever the identity of her successor, undeniably
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Have you ever noticed how little advertising there is on television for Mum’s home-cooking? And conversely, have you ever wondered why
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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.