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The World Business Academy is a non-profit business think tank and network of business and thought leaders founded in 1986 with the mission to inspire and help business assume responsibility for the whole of society. Our monthly show focuses on the state of the political economy including trends we see emerging in markets and how our listeners can prepare for them.

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What is the proper role of business? Is growth good? Our November radio show takes a different approach with a wide-ranging and freeform conversation on the wild current events of the day, the ongoing presidential race, progress in the... more

In the international section of October's show we discuss the ongoing role of China in the global economy, the latest growth projections from the IMF, and the problems with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a massive trade deal that is... more

After our August hiatus, we're back with an exciting show packed full of details about the US economic picture, the market manipulations by Programed Trading on behalf of Wall Street, the movements by the Federal Reserve, and... more

July's podcast focuses on the major international events in the world of finance – the Greek exit from the euro currency, the massive collapse of the Chinese stock market, and the ongoing battle between some in the US... more

This month's podcast features the World Business Academy's take on domestic and international economies, the state of US politics, and a future vision for the global energy system. Our guest is leading electricity economist and futurist... more

Update from the World Business Academy on global economics, politics, and specific issues to watch in the months ahead. Never miss an episode by subscribing with iTunes. If you listen on a smartphone, use the Stitcher App.... more

April's show focuses on the situation in California—the country's most prosperous state—which is currently in the grips of an epic drought. The struggle over water rights in California is almost as old as the state itself but this... more

Our March broadcast is full of good news! The Academy just won a huge regulatory decision in the fight to eliminate fossil fuels in California! This month the Academy's ?Economic Doomsday Clock,? our indicator of the risk of... more

February's show starts with a discussion over the fast-moving crisis in Ukraine. With Russian troops and tanks making incursions, should the US arm the Ukrainians? Our hosts discuss. Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco gives his... more

Join us for the World Business Academy's monthly podcast featuring Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco in conversations with Executive Director Matt Renner. Our monthly podcast covers the latest macro-economic trends as well... more