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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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Join us for the World Business Academy's monthly podcast featuring Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco in conversation with Chief of Staff, Kristy Jansen. On this episode, recorded on March 23, 2019, Rinaldo and Kristy discuss major... more

Recorded on February 23, 2019 On this episode of New Business Paradigms Rinaldo and Kristy focus on improving literacy in finance, politics, and climate change. The American economy appears to be booming, but it isn't supported... more

Recorded on January 25, 2019 On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Rinaldo discusses the economic impacts of the longest government shutdown in history, outlines why it's been a disaster for the US federal workforce, for the... more

What is exceptional and what makes America exceptional? Recorded on December 7, 2018 On this special episode of New Business Paradigms, Rinaldo and Kristy announce the new weekly radio show starting in January. The show... more

Due to a strong showing in the midterm elections, the Democratic Party was able to take big steps towards stabilizing the government, by winning many governors races and retaking the majority in the House of Representatives. On this... more

The week of October 13th, both the Economist and Rolling Stone magazines ran articles highlighting the recession lurking around the corner. Both articles also point to the lack of remedies available to Central Banks to ease the... more

?Every day is more collateral damage…? Recorded on September 5, 2018 The US economy looks to be growing steadily, but economists including Rinaldo continue to forecast a large recession in the near future. How do these two... more

Lately, global free trade has been under attack both rhetorically and politically, and some may ask why we should care. Every day we hear more and more about tariff policies and the trade war building between the United States and China.... more

Who wins in a trade war? The short answer is no one. As the United States takes an increasingly narrow and punitive view of economics, we find ourselves on the edge of economic recession. Not unlike the Smoot-Hawley era during the Great... more

On this show, we will check in on key economic indicators and project the impacts of various policies of the Trump administration, including the tax cuts and tariffs on imported goods. A key issue we will address is the ongoing crisis at the... more