By Robert Perry, Director of Energy Research Everyone is buzzing about the implications of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) declaring bankruptcy. When the news broke last week, PG&E’s stock fell 52%, only to bounce back by 75% when California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection determined that private electrical equipment was responsible for starting the […]
We have some exciting news to kick off the New Year: The World Business Academy is going live on local radio! Beginning Friday, January 11, we will begin broadcasting a new weekly radio talk show called “Solutions News.” Hosted by Rinaldo, each broadcast will feature a spirited and informative discussion concerning solutions to local, national […]
Thanks to all our members who sent opposition letters to their California legislators and the acting Public Utility Commissioners earlier this month. For those not familiar with this specific call to action, the letters urged the CPUC not adopt a decision that would dramatically increase costs associated with the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) charge, […]
On August 14, 2018, Santa Barbara City Council held a public meeting to discuss the revitalization of State Street. In an effort to recapture economic vitality in the downtown area, members hosted a panel-discussion for concerned residents and business owners. A group of stakeholders, led by Amy Cooper, Chair of the World Business Academy’s State […]
On June 28, the World Business Academy’s Global Citizens Club hosted its second panel discussion on reimagining State Street and Downtown Santa Barbara, yielding some very good news: the World Business Academy announced that Amy Cooper, owner of the Plum Goods store on State Street, will head a new Santa Barbara Retail Task Force to help […]
The intention of this short film is to express the heartfelt concern that motivates World Business Academy Founding President Rinaldo S. Brutoco to put his effort, time and energy into the World Business Academy. This video combines contemporaneous comments from Brutoco, set to music by Gary Malkin, an eight-time Emmy award-winning composer, with film from […]
Should education spending be counted as an expense or as an investment (as it is in many other countries)?
The nuclear industry, like Wall Street, knows how to make money with other people’s money: move liabilities off balance sheet, use lots of borrowed money and leverage, don’t worry about loading too much debt onto the company as long as insiders can walk away with plenty of money and look to the fool taxpayer to […]