Thanks to the prompt responses of over 370 members of the Naked Capitalism community, we’ve met our first target, an increased budget for site improvements and IT support, and the second target, funding for travel and related site coverage, with gratifying speed.
We are $500 towards our goal of $17,500 for our guest bloggers. As regular readers may know, over the years, we’ve been improving the caliber of writers who contribute to this site. We like to send writers who’ve contributed regularly like Lambert, Richard Smith, Dave Dayen, and Philip Pilkington, as well as our new writer Mathew D. Rose and Ignacio Portes an honorarium out of the fundraiser.
This year, because some of our past regulars have had other commitments this year (Andrew Dittmer, for instance, has been very busy with course redesign for calculus instruction at Harvard) the load has fallen on fewer people than before. This year, Lambert has done a backbreaking amount of work, between his considerable help in with a big load of tech design and plumbing duties, bailing me out way too often (I was quite sick for a stretch last winter, and then had periods when I was impossibly crunched with our CalPERS litigation). So I hope you’ll continue to be generous, since there is absolutely no way I could have kept the site going without their considerable help.
Please give them a really generous “thank you” for all their diligent and valuable efforts!
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).
You can also send a check (or multiple post dated checks, if you want to spread out payments) in the name of Aurora Advisors Incorporated to
Aurora Advisors Incorporated
903 Park Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10075
Please also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the headline “Check is in the mail” (and just the $ en route in the message) so we can count your contribution in the total number of donations.
Thank you for reaching out as needed, as well as for your integrity-drenched efforts. I threw some shiny in the jar.
I may not be around as much these days but still carry a torch for Truth.
The truth is I’ve been recruited back into the Rat Race in DC. Right in the thick of things as it were. And the closer you get the more it smells. Many in the ‘psychopathic damage core zone’ are beyond shock, beyond despair, cycling between resignation and feeble attempts to find any shred of moral flotsam to cling to….
Readers, two suggestions: 1) help Yves and 2) get anything you value the heck away from NY/DC or any institutions connected to them.
You’re welcome. I’m sure any reports from the front will be of interest to readers….
Thank – you – Jim[!!!]… for even having the audacity and fortitude to knowingly go back…
am a subscriber, but will throw in a bit more. Truly a unique and essential site. Thank you writers. *will be a few days as gotta reset my paypal account.
No, Yves… and contributing authors.
Thank You. All of you. Thank you, very much.
Mere dollars can’t express our feelings toward Naked Capitalism.
Just sent in a second contribution toward this goal. Realized since this is my first stop every morning literally while getting ready for work, I should contribute more. :)
Long time lurker, first comment. Would’ve liked to give more, but I’m a little strapped right now. Can’t thank yves, lambert et al enough for the work that’s done here. Like apparently many others, this is my first stop every morning to find out what’s really going on around us. Long live NC
Yves and Lambert and guest writers, thank you so much for the guidance and information that you provide for us. I have learned everything I now know about how money and finance (fraud) works from this site and its links. I am most grateful.