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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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Fall Guys

The cyber-attack on the Waikato District Health Board is a follow-up to similar attacks elsewhere, and notably in Ireland. It...
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Central Bank Independence?

I have never understood why the independence of the central bank (in our case, the Reserve Bank) is thought to...
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Health Reforms Long Overdue

The Government’s (that is, Andrew Little’s) far-reaching health reforms have been - predictably and rightly - well received by most...
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The Government v. the People?

We can all agree that a free press (and free media more generally) are important factors in a well-functioning democracy....
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Minimum Wage? Property Investors? Don’t Touch Our Profits

It has never ceased to surprise me that those who profit at the expense of others are so unaware of...
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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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