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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 Left’s Timidity

It is not just Karl Marx - even the most enthusiastic supporters of the market economy (not least Adam Smith)...
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Black Friday

As everyone who watches television or is on the mailing list for any of our major stores will confirm, “Black...
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Instability Built In

The long and contested process of negotiation to arrive at a new government, comprising three separate parties and with three...
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Over recent days, the media (and, not least Matthew Hooton in the Herald) have, not surprisingly, been full of comment...
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The Rugby World Cup Question

My question about the Rugby World Cup Final. How could any rational person, let alone anyone who knows anything about...
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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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