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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 Herald’s Principles

The political bias of the Herald’s reporting and commenting has now reached ludicrous proportions. The average reader can no longer...
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Where Did the Far-Right Come from?

Many observers, myself included, have been both concerned and puzzled at the rise of “far-right” movements in democracies across the...
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Move Over Christopher?

Could it be that confidence in Christopher Luxon’s ability to revive National’s fortunes is, even at this early stage, beginning...
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An Easy Gig

So Chris Luxon (and we are assured that there is no ’t’ in either of those names) has at last...
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Unbiased Reporting?

I wonder how many Herald readers realise how all-embracing, unremitting and determined is the Herald’s pushing of the National party...
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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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