By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, thank you so much for a highly successful mini-fundraiser for Water Cooler. You stormed past what I thought was a high bar for contributions, 200, and we ended up with 260 (!), not counting people who preferred to use postal mail rather than PayPal. And all in 24 hours!
So I am very appreciative. Yves wrote:
We’ve been able to deliver independent, hard-hitting commentary, analysis, and original reporting because we are independently funded.
I feel that Water Cooler is delivering this, and by your kind comments — and your more tangible, or rather fungible, contributions — you agree. Thank you!
And Yves wrote:
We need you to live up to what we hope is one of the widely-held values in the commentariat, that people should be paid fairly for their work.
And in my book, you’ve more than lived up to the values we share. On a personal note, you’ve enabled me to beat back a number of wolves from the door. Thank you again!