Category Archives: Notices

David Sirota: Naked Capitalism – Financial Journalists’ Secret Weapon

It is no coincidence that the ongoing journalism and financial crises are happening at roughly the same time. Though the government is supposed to be a watchdog, regulatory capture has often turned it into a lapdog — the kind which, in the words of This American Life, “licks the face of an intruder, and plays catch with the intruder, instead of barking at him.” That has left the financial press to serve as the last line of defense to spotlight lawbreaking, malfeasance and fraud. And quite often, the financial press has been the watchdog that didn’t bark.

There are many reasons for the media’s silence — some of it is their version of regulatory capture, but a lot of it has to do with resources and expertise, or, really, lack thereof.


Wow, Met Our First Goal, On to Our Second!

Thanks to our loyal readers! We’ve already gotten nearly 200 donations in the first 24 hours (out of our fundraiser target of 1000 donors), and blew past our first goal, which was $12,700 to provide for more technology investments in the site, which will provide for a better reader experience on mobiles and tablets, and faster resolution of other site issues.


Launching Our 2014 Fundraiser!

Welcome to our 2014 fundraiser, the fourth in our eight-year history. Your donations are an important vote of confidence in our work. They tell us that you value Naked Capitalism as a place where we work together to expose the power dynamics that are radically reshaping our economy and society. And on a practical level, your contributions are critical to helping us steadily improve our content and your site experience.

We ask you to join us once again.


NC 2014 Fundraiser Launches Next Week!

Fall is upon us, which means the NC annual fundraiser will be starting soon!

Readers contribute generously to this site in many ways, via sending links, antidotes, giving insights, information, and well crafted prose in our comments section, and last but not least, sending money. I hate to be forward about it, but an effort like this does entail the use of that crass commodity. If you believe in Naked Capitalism’s distinctive combination of serious analysis, prescient calls, and no-holds-barred commentary, we hope you’ll show your support via a contribution, either a one-time donation or a subscription.


San Francisco Meetup at the End of July?

I’ll be in San Francisco at the end of July, on a family holiday of sorts. My brother will be running in the marathon, and his family (wife and daughters) will stay the week after. His mother in law and my mother will be in town then as well.

I’ll arrive Wednesday, July 30, in the early afternoon. The best day for a meetup would be that day, say starting at 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM. Please let me know how many might be game and suggest venues.