How to access articles from the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times

This web site covers a lot of financial stories, but it's not primarily a financial web site, and so there's no reason why web site readers should be subscribers to Financial Times or Wall Street Journal.

This presents a problem for me, because I don't like to link to articles that my web site readers can't read. So what happens in practice is that if I see something good in FT or WSJ, I have to look for an article by Bloomberg or Reuters that says the same thing, and then I link to that article instead.

It turns out that there is a back door way to access articles behind the FT/WSJ subscription wall. This method works for 30 days after the article is posted.

As long as this method continues to work, then I can link to FT/WSJ articles. If they decide to cut this off, then I'll have to avoid linking to FT/WSJ articles.

Incidentally, you can use this method with many other subscription-only services as well.

Let's hope, for everyone's sake, that this back door method of accessing articles isn't cut off.