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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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Put Another Record On

Help! Mercy! I had thought (or hoped) that, as we turned into the New Year, the Herald would give us...
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Unattractive Alternatives

Richard Prebble in today’s Herald rehearses his familiar charge sheet under the guise of trying to find something to commend...
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A Familiar Diatribe

Mike Hosking in today’s Herald treats us to yet another re-run of his familiar anti-government bile and vitriol. No surprise...
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Give Us A Break!

When the Herald has exhausted even its ample resources of in-house journalists and columnists who can be relied on to...
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What The Poll Shows

The Curia poll that has been trumpeted as a big step forward for the National party should be given closer...
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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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