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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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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.

    In attempting a restart, what isn’t coming back must also be considered

    In attempting a restart, what isn’t coming back must also be considered

    Recorded May 23, 2020

    On this Episode of New Business Paradigms, Podcast Producer Benjamin Schwartz and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discuss options for healing an economy despite an incorporate federal administration and an increased number of infections as states reopen too early.  Rinaldo makes it clear, that between a failing economy and the COVID-19 pandemic, the strain from climate change will be even less manageable than in prior years.

    The second half of the show covers the COVID-19/economic situations in individual states, starting with the success that California has had at stopping the spread of the virus as well as while considering just what will be needed in the state’s budget.  Rinaldo finishes with an update on the UC System; they have achieved a pledge (made in September 2019) to remove all fossil fuel-investments from its $126-billion investment portfolio.

    (Credits: Produced and Edited by Kristy Jansen & Benjamin Schwartz, Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    • 30 min
    A post-pandemic quick recovery is just another pipe dream

    A post-pandemic quick recovery is just another pipe dream

    Recorded on May 16, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Academy Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen and Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco discuss the ways in which the failing airline and hotel industries are a facet of the changes that are part of the new reality we are living in.  Rinaldo considers prominent retailers that have gone bankrupt in the past two weeks as untenable levels of debt have become crippling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic (think JC Penny and Neiman Marcus) and extends his arguments to the broader entertainment industries.  He uses examples of some bars or restaurants making packaged deals with nearby movie theaters or example.

    The larger point this episode considers is that much of the economy as we know it is collapsing and more than ever, previously radical ideas like basic income and universal healthcare are sounding more and more like mainstream solutions to help real people remain solvent as the gig economy plummets and debt everywhere is rising at astounding levels.  The latter half of the show focuses on economic indicators, the artificially high price of oil, and reasons not to invest in hotels, as well as solutions to homelessness in the United States.  Who’d have thought the two could be connected?!?

    (Credits: Produced and Edited by Kristy Jansen & Benjamin Schwartz, Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    • 32 min
    Will we take this opportunity to finally reimagine an economy on life support?

    Will we take this opportunity to finally reimagine an economy on life support?

    Recorded on May 9, 2020

    “We are going to keep doing this until we either fix it or the system collapses.” – Rinaldo S. Brutoco

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms Academy President Rinaldo Brutoco and Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen focus on underlying economic problems that were bandaged, but left untreated after the Great Recession in 2008, and are now being exposed anew by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The disconnect between the buoyant stock market and the historic and outrageous unemployment numbers reveals the ongoing erosion of Main street, while K- Street and Wall Street continue to profit.  Rinaldo explains that concentrated wealth that is locked up in the stock market could be part of the solution if the government implements a one mil transaction tax, immediately connecting the stock market with the real economy.  This is one of the multiple ideas Rinaldo considered in a piece he wrote in 2008 about his theory on “Trickle Up Economics” that seems more prescient now than ever.

    (Credits: Produced and Edited by Kristy Jansen & Benjamin Schwartz, Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)

    Saving the U.S. economy with “trickle-up” economics by Rinaldo S. Brutoco

    Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an American Newsletter: May 8, 2020

    • 35 min
    Is there a way to succeed in a nosediving economy?

    Is there a way to succeed in a nosediving economy?

    Recorded on May 2, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, World Business Academy and Founder Rinaldo Brutoco and Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen discuss the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic devastation in the United States.  Despite rising infection rates, ongoing shortages of adequate testing and personal protective gear, and consistent failure of coordinated response at a federal level, some states and smaller jurisdictions are pushing to reopen economic activity in misguided effort to get back to “business as usual”.  The fear is that by putting the economic cart before the public health horse, the end result will be even more devastation.  Other topics addressed include an ongoing discussion of real estate in this time of Coronavirus.  Tune in to hear more!  To support this podcast, go to www.worldbusiness.org/donate.

    • 31 min
    April 2020: Earth Day turns 50, and Oil goes under Zero

    April 2020: Earth Day turns 50, and Oil goes under Zero

    Recorded April 25, 2020

    On this episode of New Business Paradigms, Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen, and Academy President and Founder Rinaldo Brutoco pick apart a couple of laughable moments from the past week: the President’s questionable suggestion that injecting disinfectants into humans might cure them of COVID-19 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggesting it’s a good idea to allow the states to go bankrupt.  Digging into other unbelievable ideas, Rinaldo also explains why another Trump White House policy proposal – defunding the U.S. postal service – is similarly disastrous.  This move would destroy yet another essential legacy of America’s communication infrastructure, and hides some sinister intent that might surprise our listeners.  The show concludes with a discussion of economic indicators - including oil prices plummeting to below zero, potential real estate investments, and frightening unemployment numbers.

    • 35 min
    “We’re still in free-fall”... Ongoing analysis of an economic pandemic

    “We’re still in free-fall”... Ongoing analysis of an economic pandemic

    Recorded on April 18, 2020

    On the episode of New Business Paradigms, World Business Academy president and founder Rinaldo Brutoco and Chief of Staff Kristy Jansen discuss the state of the US economy in the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic...

    Links referred to on the show: 

    Worldometer - https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    Gold ETFs:   

    1. State St. Gold Mini Shares - https://www.ssga.com/us/en/individual/etfs/funds/spdr-gold-minisharessm-trust-gldm

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    Memo to Governor Newsom re Antibody Testing: https://worldbusiness.org/proposed-covid-19-economic-solution/

    Perspectives Column - New Federalism Series - Part 1: https://worldbusiness.org/perspectives-a-new-federalism-awaits-us-in-a-post-covid-19-america/

     

    • 31 min

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