As the US begins “building back better”, re-imagining the economy for a new information age, it feels good to be moving the right direction again. While we expect there will be some bumps on the road, the tune we are humming as we climb out of darkness and into the post-pandemic world is “Happy Days are Here Again”.
Recorded on May 13, 2021
Ten long months! That’s how long it’s been since our last recording of World Business Radio. The world looks very different than the last time we sat down with Rinaldo S. Brutoco, Founding President & CEO of the World Business Academy in July 2020. Many of our long-time listeners expressed sadness over our break, and we’ve missed you too. That’s why we’re bringing you this special edition of New Business Paradigms, discussing politics, society, and the economy!
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. Other topics in discussion include:
- 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!)
(Credits: Produced and edited by Benjamin Schwartz and Kristy Jansen. Theme Music by Alejandro Del Pozo)