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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 There No Limit to Trump’s Awfulness?

Is there no limit to the awfulness of Donald Trump?  It is hard now to imagine that there is anything
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Mind Your Language

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching TV One’s 6 o’clock news when I was stopped in my tracks. 
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Emergency Services and The Storm

As we listened anxiously to the weather warnings on Thursday evening, my wife and I went through a familiar routine. 
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We Didn’t Do Badly in 2017

The New Year should be, and no doubt was again this year, an opportunity to celebrate as we look forward,
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The Season of Goodwill

“Nice” is an odd word – one of our most widely used adjectives but of imprecise, not to say amorphous,
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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.