Full Biography


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Barry C. Lynn is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a non-partisan think tank in Washington. Lynn is a journalist and former entrepreneur, and he has covered business and economic issues for both professional and general readers for more than 20 years.

Lynn was executive editor of Global Business magazine, and a senior manager at Trade Communications Inc. Before that he worked as a correspondent in South America and the Caribbean, for the Associated Press and for Agence France Presse. His work has appeared in a wide-range of publications, including Harper’s, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and The National Interest.

Lynn’s new book End of the Line: The Rise and Coming Fall of the Global Corporation is a groundbreaking look at our radically new global production system. Published by Doubleday, End of the Line has been called “the most devastating indictment of uncontrolled globalization in a generation.” It has received highly favorable reviews from numerous publications, including Business Week, The Economist, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, The New York Review, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post.

In Latin America, Lynn reported on civil wars, insurrections, and economic adjustment “shocks.” He has covered the global oil, mining, and agriculture industries. Recent projects include writing about politics in Venezuela, the U.S. government’s hydrogen-power programs, and advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

Lynn was born in Miami, and is a graduate of Columbia College in New York. He has also worked in factories, construction, landscaping, retail, furniture moving, and as a truck driver. He lives in Washington with his wife and two sons.