World Business Academy

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.


Trump Chaos Continues Amidst Global Economic Slowdown

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 middle class more broadly, and has weakened confidence in the US Government.  While the shutdown ended as Rinaldo and Kristy were wrapping up the show, the detrimental effects of this ill-conceived buffoonery will reverberate for years to come.  The conversation also explores some of the other hidden costs of the US political turmoil then expands out to discuss unrest in Venezuela, Chinese growth numbers, Brexit and the contracting British economy, instability in Europe, and other economic woes on the horizon.   On the flip side, Rinaldo and Kristy also announce details of the new weekly radio show “Solutions News”, live Fridays from 5-6PM PST, with recorded replays over the weekend, and podcasts posted on Mondays.  E-mail them at for more ways to listen.


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