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!
Best money I’ve spent all week!
Me, too. Just wish it could have been more.
Please post address of where to send check.
I cannot find it on website.
+1, and likely last week as well.
Love and respect you, Lambert.
I come from a history and activist background, but I only started getting interested in political economy since the ’08 crash. I could never have learned so much without naked capitalism and the water cooler. Thank you Lambert, and Yves. Stay independent, stay true, stay strong.
Congrats! Very glad to hear it went so well.
Been meaning to do that for a while. The little reminder was just what we needed.
Echoing Nippersmom and adding that I wouldn’t mind regular reminders that your work could use more than gratitude.
Have you thought about/looked into setting up a Patreon account?
Or even flattr (a project of Pirate Bay principal Peter Sunde) might bring enough, on an ongoing basis, to mollify the restive, ravenous hamsters turning the wheels at the Mighty Water Cooler Central building.
Awesome. “Beating back wolves at the door.” I sure hear that. After 6 months of going under all the time, I’m finally bouncing back up. Looking forward to being able to contribute my fair share.
As the old commercial used to say, “And I helped.”
Congrats!!! Well worth the $$.