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Tom Barkley is a seasoned writer and editor specializing in the global economy, financial markets and the environment.

For 15 years at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, Tom covered a range of financial markets and policy issues. He helped lead coverage of the 2008 global financial crisis as the Washington bureau’s senior international trade and finance reporter. As a foreign correspondent in Mexico City, he wrote about banking, finance, and trade. He also covered the global currency and bond markets from New York.

Tom has also covered environmental issues ranging from lead contamination to climate change, having served as senior policy writer at the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Quote from Tom Barkley

“Understanding how the economy works shouldn’t be reserved for the wealthy or the well-connected. I hope my writing can help democratize knowledge and equip people with the tools they need not only to get by, but to thrive.

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