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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.
This podcast, featuring Academy President and Founder Rinaldo Brutoco, 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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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.
This podcast, featuring Academy President and Founder Rinaldo Brutoco, focuses on the state of the political economy including trends we see emerging in markets and how our listeners can prepare for them.

    Back on Track: A special edition of New Business Paradigms

    Back on Track: A special edition of New Business Paradigms

    Recorded on May 13, 2021

    It’s been ten months since we dropped an episode, and the world looks very different than the last time we sat down with Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Founding President & CEO of the World Business Academy to hear his take on the politics, society, and the economy.  Many of our long-time listeners have expressed their sadness over our break, and so we are bringing you all this special edition of New Business Paradigms!   

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, we focus exclusively on the changing economy as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Rinaldo and the Academy’s Executive Director, Kristy Jansen discuss the real economy, interrogate inflation fears and examine the adjusted April jobs report, which is actually not bad when you dig into the numbers. Also in consideration: the labor shortage affecting the hospitality industry; the value of women’s labor, and why this moment is not serving women very well; some policy changes needed to get America back to work. Hint, think about a living wage for all!

    Be sure to let us know you are listening!  Email: info@worldbusiness.org!  Support us at www.worldbusiness.org/donate.

    (Credits: Produced and edited by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen.  Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    • 59 min
    Absurdity ad infinitum: a world of unchanging volatility until at least November

    Absurdity ad infinitum: a world of unchanging volatility until at least November

    Recorded July 18, 2020

    On the final episode of New Business Paradigms, Academy Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen and President Rinaldo Brutoco discuss:
    What Congressman John Lewis stood for, and why his passing represents the end of an era.The danger of Trump acting like a proto-dictator by sending unmarked federal troops to arrest protestors in Portland, Oregon and the administration’s shocking lack of urgency about the rising number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States.The recent hacking of twitter and Russian hacking of elections and companies making COVID-19 vaccines.Predictions about what we might see between now and the election in November related to the rise of gold, a stock market that will go sideways or down, the US Jewish community beginning to criticize Netanyahu, trouble in the UK, and the rise of the European Union as a more cohesive unit.
    Listen now to learn more!

    Love what you hear? Be sure to let us know if you have been in our listening audience by emailing us at info@worldbusness.org. While we are suspending this podcast, we’re always looking for ways to engage with our audience and will continue creating informative, essential content through our other channels… If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, please let us know, and as always, donations help us keep the world informed and inspiring business to move towards a more inclusive, just and sustainable business culture! Donate at worldbusiness.org/donate. 

    Edited and produced by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen

    Theme music by Alejandro Del Pozo

     

    • 28 min
    A long and bumpy ride down the rathole…

    A long and bumpy ride down the rathole…

    Recorded July 11, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Academy Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen and President Rinaldo Brutoco discuss:
    How to make the post office cash-flow positive in three not-so-massive steps.Global signposts focusing on Israeli annexation plans, recent explosions that caused major setbacks to the Iranian nuclear program, future failed states in Africa due to COVID-19, China’s leap backward with the new Hong Kong security law, a new crop-picking program in Britain, and Putin’s latest act in his quest to become “king” in Russia.The reason that the American stock market just had its two best quarters in the last decade.
    Listen now to learn more!

    Love what you hear? Be sure to let us know if you are listening by emailing us at info@worldbusness.org. We’re always looking for ways to improve our show… If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, please let us know, and as always, donations help us keep the show running at the highest quality possible! Donate at worldbusiness.org/donate. 

    Edited and produced by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen

    Theme music by Alejandro Del Pozo

    • 35 min
    Reassessing the situation – we can’t wait until November

    Reassessing the situation – we can’t wait until November

    Recorded on July 4, 2020

    In this episode of New Business Paradigms, Producer Benjamin Schwartz and President Rinaldo Brutoco discuss the positive actions the business community has gotten behind lately via the recent announcement from the Business Roundtable on the urgency of police reform and the widespread boycott of advertising on Facebook. Rinaldo contrasts these positive examples of businesses being responsive to the shifting mores in society to the old-school story of Bayer paying billions to settle Roundup lawsuits.

    The show concludes with some economic indicators, global signposts, and a discussion on the danger of a president who is being held hostage by a foreign leader.

    Listen now to learn more!

    Love what you hear? Be sure to let us know if you are listening by emailing us at info@worldbusness.org. We’re always looking for ways to improve our show… If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, please let us know, and as always, donations help us keep the show running at the highest quality possible! Donate at worldbusiness.org/donate. 

    Edited and produced by Benjamin Schwartz

    Theme music by Alejandro Del Pozo

    • 36 min
    Dead men cash no checks...

    Dead men cash no checks...

    Recorded on June 27, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Academy Chief of Staff, Kristy Jansen, and Academy President, Rinaldo Brutoco discuss how an effective federal government ideally would offer economic support to help states get back on their feet. Rinaldo touches off his discussion of how we might dig ourselves out of this economic collapse by comparing his perspective to one recently expressed by Paul Krugman.  Rinaldo notes that he agrees with Krugman about the absolute necessity of getting the pandemic under control before we can heal this economy but disagrees with Krugman over direct stimulus to individuals.  While Krugman argues it’s too expensive to keep funding additional unemployment insurance payments or to do ongoing direct payments to all adults, Rinaldo argues that we can’t afford NOT to keep American households solvent.  More direct payments, a transition to single-payer health insurance, and more investment in regular people are key for minimizing this downturn.  We reject these approaches at our peril.

    In addition, we address economic indicators, focusing on when gold might reach its true price – answer some listeners' questions – and spend a bit of time on Global Signposts. The show concludes with a discussion about the state of the Affordable Care Act and Rinaldo lambasts Governor Newsom for a failed reopening in California.

    Be sure to let us know you are listening!  Email: info@worldbusiness.org!  Support us at www.worldbusiness.org/donate.

    (Credits: Produced and edited by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen.  Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    • 36 min
    The 2020 Election is an Election for the Soul of America

    The 2020 Election is an Election for the Soul of America

    Recorded June 20, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen and Academy President and Founder, Rinaldo Brutoco, discuss the state of the economy, and Rinaldo’s long-term predictions about increasing gold prices, even in the midst of “a depression wrapped in a pandemic, which is all compounded by the effects climate change.” When, “Oops,” and “He was just joking,” are the standard response of a federal administration to try to explain away overtly racist actions, historical ignorance, dog-whistle terminology, procedural blunders, and the blatant hollowing out of competence in government, the upcoming election has taken on new meaning. The combination of racism, anti-Semitism, cronyism, greed, and a complete lack of morals or compassion surrounding the president has made it clear that the 2020 election is about more than the president for the next four years, it is about the soul of the United States and the future of this nation.

    Rinaldo discusses the judicial wins this week and explains why a semi-competent third branch of government is essential, though it currently barely enough to keep law and order in a country so close to devolving into chaos. The show ends with remarks on a California decision to end for-profit prisons and the continuation of the new Global Signposts segment.

    Be sure to let us know you are listening!  Email: info@worldbusiness.org!  Support us at www.worldbusiness.org/donate.

    (Credits: Produced and edited by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen.  Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    • 39 min

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