Procrastinators of the World, Unite! Last Day, Last Chance for Our Fundraiser!

Thanks to the magnanimous donations of many loyal readers, we’re within striking distance of our targets. We’re at 1587 donors and closing in on our new goal of 1750. It’s been gratifying to get so many new donors, particularly from outside the US.

We’re also more than halfway to our last target of $35,000 or more original reporting! And if you need a reminder of the sort of unique coverage your funding makes possible, Lambert’s latest spreadsheet-based, granular analysis of key midterm races and take on the height of the blue wave goes live shortly after Links fire.

Will you help make this fundraiser an even bigger success?

Many of you who have been thinking about giving may have been busy with family, travel, deadlines. But please take a couple of minutes to chip in for another year of incisive analysis, one-stop news overviews twice a day, lively and informative discussions, and your daily diet of cute animal pictures.

Give now, and give generously through our fundraiser page. Remember, if you help us beat our goals, that means we can do even more on your behalf!

We’ve deeply appreciated not only the many donations we’ve gotten, but also the kind, and sometimes humbling notes from readers. As Kate M wrote,

I was not going to donate this year, since I lost my husband and am struggling to get by on a much smaller income. However I find myself unable to resist. What especially moved me recently was the outpouring of support for Amfortas and his wife and the depth of understanding around our hellish health system, from which I am suffering now, too, in the aftermath of my husband’s illness. To have this warmth of real communion in an online format astonishes me and I am grateful. Now I must bring my shy self to start commenting so that I may truly join your community. Sending $200 and I sincerely wish it could be more. Thank you.

And William H:

I’m sending a check for $100, which is 0.0177% of all the money I have in the world, which contribution may not seem like much, but for someone like yourself not challenged by honest math, you might have some idea how much your work means to me.

After having worked for some of the largest economic entities in this nation, in banking, home improvement retail, electronics retail, print media, health care, Edu, disillusioned by how transparently corrupt such entities have become, and how debased the social discussion about economics has become, I am content now to be self-employed working poor, working with my hands, working directly with my clients improving their homes, and faith in goodness and accountability.

America is in desperate need of an economics that is more about the land, waters and people, less about corporations, banks and billionaires. Thank you and the Naked Capitalism community for helping me be more clear about what that looks like and how it would work. Such a revolution happens by people coming together to work out the details. Thank you for providing such a venue, for your leadership, and your fortitude.

And Roger B:

Thank you for being worth the effort! Anyway, this is my third donation this cycle: I could easily go intellectually stir-crazy on this small island without NC to engage with.

These are high expectations for all of us at Naked Capitalism, and we will devote ourselves to living up to them.

Today is the last chance for the 2018 fundraiser. You can give through our fundraiser page, where you can use a credit or debit 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) 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 with the headline “Check is in the mail” (and just the $ en route in the message) to have your contribution included in the total number of donations.

So give now to Naked Capitalism. Whatever you can give, whether $5 or $50 or $5,000, it helps us all keep this community thriving. This isn’t just giving, it’s a statement that you are want a different debate, a different society, and a different culture. It’s time to join us as we make sure this site can do an even better job of debunking the lies that prop up a diseased power structure and promoting a more just social order.

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  1. Charles Yaker

    I sent a support request asking difrence between donate and subscribe but never received a response. I have donated in the past but would appreciate clarification. I already get daily. Emails

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      Sorry I missed your query, and thanks for asking.

      Donate = one time.

      Subscribe = your credit or debit card or Paypal account is charged the same amount every month. You set the amount.

  2. Laughingsong

    I get paid again tomorrow, I have to wait until then to donate again. Sorry I will have to miss the official stats for original reporting.

  3. Paul O

    OK, I have donated for a second time this year. I get nowhere near enough time to come here half as often as I would like, but when I can come it is always worth while. You do great work and the comments section is exceptional (and you even gave my dog a brief moment of fame).

    For those reading this. If you are of ample means why not give just a little bit more this year!

  4. makedoanmend

    Had to make small donation as spouse just laid off this week etc etc etc. However had some problem with phone number input so hope it went through ok

    1. makedoanmend

      Just checked on line and it seems to have gone through. And as for procrastination, I’ll be late to my own funeral. But I don’t consider that a bad thing.

  5. Geo

    Do you take donations in aspirational dollars? I was hoping by this point I’d be able to give a few bucks but as it is I’m not sure when I’ll be getting another paycheck. Not a fan of taking ones work for free so promise I’ll send in a donation when possible but just won’t be for this fundraiser.

    Thanks for all you do to keep us informed and engaged.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      So sorry you are under stress and thanks for keeping us in mind for when you are more flush.

      We run the fundraiser so that we can be sure to have enough in the till to get through the next year, but we can do more if we have more, so donating after the fundraiser always helps.

      1. Geo

        It’s a stress I share with many others out there and my situation is more a poverty of choice since I’ve sought out after my artistic passions so I try not to let it get to me since there are others in similar financial straights who are there due to circumstances beyond their control. That said, it doesn’t change the fact I don’t have two nickels to rub together right now!

        I really appreciate your understanding and that you offer up a daily dose of insight and sanity to the world free of charge. It’s an invaluable service and much needed now more than ever. Hopefully one day soon I’ll be able to offer more than written praise and actually donate to the site which has brought so much to my own life.

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