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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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A New Monetary Policy Needed

Positive Money New Zealand is a voluntary organisation that campaigns for monetary reform. It is affiliated to other similar organisations
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Life Jackets Are Needed

As we sit on our deck in the spring sunshine at Ohiwa and enjoy the warmer temperatures, we notice each
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Coalition Government Working As It Should

It is increasingly clear that some supposedly expert commentators on the political scene have a poor understanding of how a
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Who Do You Trust on Climate Change?

I foresee a day when, perhaps fifty years from now, New Zealand celebrates St Michael’s Day, in commemoration of Michael
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Primary Health Care for All

I decided a few weeks ago to step down from my role as Chair of the Board of EBPHA, the
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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.