CARL GOLDSTEIN, Editorial Director, is an internationally-respected journalist who worked in Asia for more than 15 years, including a decade with the authoritative Far Eastern Economic Review, with posts in Hong Kong , Beijing , and Taipei . Goldstein speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. After moving to Minnesota , he served for several years as senior editor for business and economics with Minnesota Public Radio. He has also written for a number of leading international and national publications.

Carl has primary responsibility for Words On Fire's diverse editorial products, including columns, blog, and research reports on public policy or business issues.