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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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The Incoming Tide

The 2017 election was a roller-coaster ride – and it’s not over yet.  The special votes, yet to be counted,
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What Do the Chinese Pay For?

The Herald’s readiness to alert its readers to the important conclusions of the University of Canterbury research into the links
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Will We Go Forward with the Clocks?

When we wake up next Sunday morning, the clocks will have moved forward.  This annual event always reminds me of
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How to Make Up Your Mind

With just over a week to go till polling day, the rival parties have now presumably finished setting out their
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The Choice Before Us

With just days to go till polling day, the rival parties have now presumably set out their stalls. There may still
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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.