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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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Our Democratic Process Worked

The formation of a Labour-led coalition government will be celebrated by many - and even for those who would have
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Time to Use the Remedy Provided by the Constitution?

We have now had three-quarters of a year in which to form a judgment of Donald Trump’s fitness to hold
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How MMP Is Meant to Work

There will no doubt be many who will be outraged if Winston Peters agrees to join Labour and the Greens
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Are We As Brave As Labour in the 1930s?

New Zealanders like to think that we are, in most respects, up with - if not actually ahead of –
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Time for Progress on Gender Equality

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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.