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Christmas Schedule

Naked Capitalism will be going to a holiday schedule starting tomorrow evening. We’ll have three posts a day (Links plus two additional posts) through and including New Year’s Day.

We hope that those of you who are traveling arrive safely, and wish you a good holiday break!


We Are Eight Years Old

birthday cake with candles eight years oldEvery year, I use the birthday post to thank the people who have contributed to the success of this site over time. Now that we are eight years old, that list is so long that any effort to do it justice will inevitably neglect some key people. So I hope no one takes offense at an oversight.

I started writing this blog because it seemed like a good idea at the time. More specifically, it seemed at that time that there were things that needed to be said. In the fall and winter of 2006, if you read between the lines of the Financial Times and Bloomberg, it was not hard to see that credit risk was grossly underpriced across all debt instruments, or to put it another way, that we were in the midst of a huge credit bubble. And you’d never be able to discern that by reading the Wall Street Journal or New York Times. It was clear this wall of liquidity, as it was described at the time, was going to end badly, but when and how was an open question.



Readers have made an amazing response to our final appeal, for $16,000 to fund more original reporting. Since our last update, a mere few hours ago, we went from being 34 shy of meeting our donor goal of 1200 to a mere three donors short. And we were then $560 below our $16,000 goal but have now exceeded it by $1250!

Only three hours remain in the Naked Capitalism fundraiser. Show your support of critical thinking, merciless evisceration of lame punditry, deep diving into turbid financial waters, and cute animal pictures.

Every dollar you give now goes to support more original reporting.


Final Hours of Fundraiser, Beat New Donor Target

The Naked Capitalism community has spoken loudly and clearly. You’ve said you want this site to continue to improve. You’ve been willing to provide tangible backing for your desire to have us demystify finance, call out chicanery in high places, parse propaganda, and in our small way, help promote the creation of a more just society.

We set an initial target of 1000 donors. You met that yesterday. We set a new target of 1100. You blew past that today. We are now at 1139 donors. This is 30% more donors than we got all day yesterday, and each day this week we’ve had more people contribute to the fundraiser than the day before.

But even with this great support, we are still short by $2200 of our final goal of $16,000 for more original reporting. Let’s see if we can get to 1200 donors and hit our last monetary target before the close of this effort, midnight PST.