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.