Tom Engelhardt, Gretchen Morgenson, Wired on Naked Capitalism: “Splendid,” “Must Read,” “Piercing”

Seasoned, savvy media professionals across a wide range of beats recognize the value that Naked Capitalism delivers. Here are some recent accolades:

From Tom Engelhardt, publisher of TomDispatch and author of The United States of Fear as well as a history of the Cold War, The End of Victory Culture:

The morning – any morning – wouldn’t feel right without a visit to Yves Smith’s splendid site, Naked Capitalism. Her own thoughts and essays, the articles it features, the provocative links, even the spectacular animal photos (to give us a little break from a grim world) are a real help to me as I try daily to make sense of our confusing planet. Naked Capitalism is simply a must-support site!

From Gretchen Morgenson, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist at the New York Times:

Q. What’s your daily reading diet?

A. It includes The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and the must-read financial blogs Zero Hedge and Naked Capitalism.

From Wired’s Want to Know Business? These Are the Only People You Need to Follow

These are our favorite sources of news covering the world of business and finance. From macro­economics to microlending, these folks are all money when it comes to delivering high-value information….

Naked Capitalism
As the name suggests, this blog penned by Yves Smith (aka Susan Webber) offers a piercing look at the ethical and legal missteps of the global financial industry. And there are a lot of them.

Why do have people with so many different focuses in their daily work – politics, finance, business – come to find Naked Capitalism an indispensable source.

Yes, we provide information. But so do many other websites. What makes us different is that we are out to promote critical thinking. We don’t take what government, big business and big finance, and their think-tank and public relations messaging apparatus pumps out at face value. We look at whether these stories make sense and whether there is critical information that has been excluded. And we look at bigger systems: why corruption and looting have become America’s biggest growth industries, and the policies and institutional loyalties that facilitate them. By walking through the official stories and exposing what lies beneath, and having readers dissect the validity of our information and analysis, we are developing a community that can navigate its way through what is increasingly becoming an informational hall of mirrors.

We are working together to create a credible place to discuss how hte world that is being reshaped by the elites, ever more to the disadvantage of the rest of us. While we view the world through the lens of finance, finance is essentially an abstraction, a representation of how we use resources.

We certainly need your help to keep improving our game, both in terms of providing a crucible for ideas, as well as tangible support, meaning donations. There are multiple ways to give. The first is here on the blog, the Tip Jar, which takes you to PayPal. There you can use a debit card, a credit card or a PayPal account (the charge will be in the name of Aurora Advisors).

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  1. Ash

    The financial reporting is cutting edge and enlightening. I’d like to see less diversion from financial reporting in order to not dilute the exposés.

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