I’ve always been a big believer in the comments section, because you correct me, give ideas and information, and make my work and that of the other bloggers better. What’s happened this week took that up a level. It’s always a bit lonely to throw out ideas into the void, to see if they resonate with others. Over the past few years, and especially over the past week, you have showed me that we are actually a community, a group of people who believe together in justice. Individually, you decided to put your resources on the line to make sure that we keep going, grow, and get better, that our words and ideas matter. This is essential, it’s the first part of creating a different society, where we assert our own collective dignity.
Let’s get to 1000 donors. Right now we’re at 940, that means all we need is 60 of you to join us (click on the Tip Jar buttons to do so over Paypal, here if you’d like to use a credit card portal, and here for instructions on how to do so with a check).
Over the next year, I’m excited to work with all of you to continue to puncture the perceived monopoly of wisdom the Very Serious People have over finance. It’s ultimately a community endeavor to do this because ideas cannot be divorced from the networks of people who carry them. It’s really remarkable that we are actually a community, as well as a website, and I’m going to be thinking hard about how to make sure we manifest that going forward.
For now, there are twelve hours left of the Naked Capitalism fundraiser. That’s it. It’s our first fundraiser. If you’ve already given, thanks for sending me the message that this site matters, that we can create leverage in the world from our own corner. If you haven’t, there’s still time (though not that much of it). I guarantee you that in a few years, you will be proud of being a part of building this community. You will have shown that there are parts of this world that believe that integrity, and dignity, matter.
That’s what you’ve shown me.