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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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At the top of the show we discuss the positive outlook for the US economy, including rising wages, potential infrastructure funding, and economic anxiety caused by politics. We also discuss the turbulence in Europe caused by a... more

The global economic outlook is mixed with a strong outlook for the US, stronger than many are predicting in China, and a continuing slide in the price of oil. While the US continues to add jobs and is on pace to not only avoid a recession but... more

We're in the middle of an election cycle that will decide the future of the country and perhaps the world, especially in light of the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. In February's show we take time to reflect on our... more

2016 is already shaping up to be an amazing year. China's spectacular stock market crash is not the global disaster so many are making it out to be. Wall Street is pumping up fears in order to make a heafty profit on the... more

As 2015 wraps up, 2016 appears to be a very promising year. Congress is back from hibernation, actually passing spending bills that move the US out of austerity and into the future; the Federal Reserve sees the economy improving and is... more

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