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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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A Shonky Poll

What to do to improve the public perception of the newly elected National party leader, when her performance so far...
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Gearing Up for the Election

Yes, an election is in the offing - and we all know that elections can be polarising, as parties of...
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Does Trump Want to Win?

As polling day in the American presidential election draws closer, things are looking bad for Donald Trump. The polls show...
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The Change in the Political Debate

It hasn’t taken long for the advent of Judith Collins as National party leader to change the tone of the...
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Game On

The advent of Judith Collins as leader of the National Party has, whatever else one may think about it, restored...
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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.