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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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Much of the political debate over the past few months - as we have grappled with the coronavirus pandemic -...
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Lessons from the Election

This year’s general election has broken new ground - and not just in terms of its outcome, the seats won...
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A Tale of Two Elections

AS 2020 draws to a close, two very different countries, in different hemispheres and time zones, are holding elections that...
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Managing the Economy

There has been much discussion, in the run-up to our election, about which party is best able to “manage the...
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An Apology, Not A Complaint, Is Now Needed

Some commentators, and particularly - not surprisingly - those who wished to remain in the European Union, have been making...
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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.