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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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Is the TPPA Now Fit for Purpose?

The reaction in some quarters to the outcome of the TPPA negotiations reflects a failure to understand the import of
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The TPPA – Not Just A Free Trade Deal

As our new Prime Minister heads for her first APEC meeting, the talk is all about the Trans Pacific Partnership
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Trump Versus the Establishment? Not Quite

I am always surprised that, whenever I write a piece that is critical of Donald Trump, a number of people
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Remember Who Voted You In

Democratic politics is a tough business.  It is in essence a competition – a competition for public support.  And the
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Why Does the Left So Often Disappoint?

Political commentators have long been puzzled by the fact that, right across the globe and for several decades, the political
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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.