New York Magazine has asked me to become a regular contributor, which will hopefully be twice a month, starting in October. They’ve asked me to write about the sort of things we discuss here at NC, but for a somewhat more generalist audience (New York Magazine readers are savvy but not necessarily tracking our topics with the intensity that we do).
Needless to say, this should help the visibility of Naked Capitalism and offset some of the damage done by Google downgrading sites like ours in searches. We’ll let you know when our pieces run and hope you enjoy them too.
Congrats. I’d call that a big win given the circumstances. Anything that amplifies alternative messaging is welcome.
Well done, Yves!
(just don’t forget to sleep occasionally!)
Oh, and hey…
I bet private equity and Calpers are THRILLED! ;)
#ZOMG … Congratulations!!!!
I eagerly await your contributions!!! To paraphrase my favourite septuagenarian, “This is YUUUUGE!”
We desperately need alternative voices in media. You having this platform is going to be amazing in terms of advancing so many of the ideas we discuss here, as well as providing a counterbalance to popular (and oft fallacious) narratives.
Colour me excited!
Yay, team! I’ll subscribe, just like I do here. Good deeds deserve tangible support!
Donate to NC (done)
Subscribe to New York (done)
Great way to start the day!
Please post links to your work every time you publish.
Congratulations! Great news and looking forward to seeing your byline, Yves.
Woohoo. Congratulations at long last. Very happy to see NYM has recognised you and how relevant your views are. Good luck.
Mazel Tov, and congratulations.
Huzzah! Great news.
Man, that is great news. I have no idea how she will be able to fit all the extra work into her schedule but as they say, if you want something done – give it to a busy person. I think that celebrations are in order-
Wha’ HEY!!! Finally the recognition!!!
Congrats, Yves!!! So excited that your wisdom & insight will reach an even greater audience!!!
Congratulations, Yves! That’s great news!
Right on, Yves!
So when are you going to sleep? Congratulations.
And Tony, when will we see more coverage of CalPers by you?
Your columns have been thoughtful and well written, and it’s an issue that should not go away.
That’s wonderful news Yves! New York Magazine is a great channel to publicize the issues that interest us in the NC community, as you correctly describe. Sadly, I haven’t read it regularly since I moved to California from NYC 25 years ago. Now I have no excuses!
I read it daily, online — for free.
Great call by New York Magazine. Congrats, Yves.
Interesting. That’s the second blogger that I respect that’s ended up writing for them. Perhaps I should pay closer attention to them.
Can we have links to them on the regular blog so we can discuss them in comments?
Yes, they’ve agreed to let me publish a big chunk of my articles for them and link back to the NY Mag site for the rest.
That will drive eyes in both directions.
This is what you call a win-win-win, she’s perfect for it. New York Magazine had the great financial writer George Goodman who wrote as Adam Smith, wrote a lot about Wall Street. So now they have Yves Smith, this is just one of those wonderful deals. I’m so happy for you. Go have a great time.
They are smart to bring you on board, considering the political and financial foment of the times. Glad your writing will reach a wider audience. Has there been a subtle shift in the zeitgeist, in part by your NC writing? One hopes. Congrats.
Congrats. I am hoping that NC and websites with similar views gets mainstream acceptance at some point.
That’s awesome! Can’t wait!
Congrats!!! That’s wonderful to hear.
Will be great to get a larger platform for so much of the valuable insights and info you share with us every day. As you said, your readers here get to discuss and digest this stuff all the time but outside of these rare communities much of it can be revelatory and challenging. Heck, all I have to do is repeat some of what I read here to my social circles and they all think I’m a genius.
Will be great to see how the wider audience reacts to your pieces and really hope these valuable conversations can reach many more. Even if it means my friends will realize I’m not a genius and just repeat what I learn on NC. :)
Congratulations from all the grumpy, cynical office chair QB ranters on the internet!
How lucky for them! And for their readers!
I’m happy that a deserving voice will be heard in a more widespread manner outside of financial blogs. Congrats.
Take that PropOrNot!
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at CalPERS when they read this news ;-)))))
(If I happened to be a fly, I’d probably fall right off the wall from giggling so hard…I have an image of glass shattering, books hurled across rooms, howls of anguish ;^)
Very smart of NYMag.
Here’s hoping they know what they’ve gotten themselves into. ;-)
I can all too easily imagine some editor insisting on not criticizing the democrats fecklessness, or pushing you to carry water on Russiagate. I presume you warned them, lets hope they took you seriously. Thinking strategically, it might behove you to start on issues where there is common ground and make a few friends first before you move on to the hard truths. I’m sure you will do wonderfully and I can’t wait!
This is really great news – you will reach lots of people who need your insights but haven’t found their way to NC!! Congratulations.
Wow! Congratulations. I’m hoping they are serious about this and don’t treat you as Time treated Barbara Ehrenreich back in the ’90’s. You’re a valuable, sane voice that needs to be heard in this spiraling insanity.
And yet it was Time’s loss, not Ehrenreich’s. Ehrenreich still has the same cultural and financially /politically engaged readership. Time’s latterly fading ‘flash in the pan’ approach to journalism/columnists in no way diminished Ehrenreich’s strength. (Time mag has sadly shrunk to PennyShopper size and readership, imo.) Shorter: popularity is fleeting, real value is long lasting. etc.
Wow! That’s awesome! Congratulations!
I guess you are one of those people who don’t need sleep. ;-)
Congratulations on the new position.
Excellent news, congrats! I guess we’re finally past the “and then they ignore you” phase.
Congrats to both Yves and NY Mag!
If this drives more traffic to NC, then good on ‘yer. But beware of Greeks bearing gifts. First-Look Media managed to take Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi out of mainstream circulation — just as owner Pierre Omidyar’s pal Obama needed to run for re-election in 2012.
I’m a regular reader of NYM, but Pam Wasserstein is reportedly in bed (figuratively of course #metoo) with Aryeh Bourkoff and LionTree Partners. Friend or foe? Don’t spread yourself too thin!
WOW! Yves, her team and her readers have done so much to educate me. The forum that NC has provided for the exchange of ideas has reshaped how I see things. I am so glad there is an opportunity to reach a wider audience. Congratulations!
That’s wonderful news!
Make New York Great Again!
Love your work, can’t wait to read it, maybe even throw in a subscription. Wishing continued success to everyone at NC, with all that entails in the world!
This is great news – congrats on some well-deserved recognition beyond the blogosphere. Of all the major NYC publications – I’m looking at you, NYT and New Yorker – New York Magazine is the one for which I have the greatest respect.
It’s great news and tbh I’m surprised it’s taken so long for someone else to ask you to write for them.
I have new respect for New York Mag. Well done, Yves! You’ve got a community here, bursting with gratitude and anticipation.
Congratulations, Yves! Spread the sanity :)
Kudos Yves and look forward in anticipation of seeing what a new readership dynamic might bring.
You unequivocally earned it.
More readers of the truth! Maybe a Xrystia slim crack in neoliberalism. Go Yves! Congrats
Congratulations! They are lucky to have you contributing.
Splendid news! Congratulations! They are lucky to have you.
Congratulations!!! I concur with most if not all comments above
Congrats and best wishes!
Dear me, conflicts of interest? We all start out as rebels and then end up as part of the establishment
Help me. Did you miss I came out of the Establishment? If I wanted to sell out, I could do so for a hell of a lot more than what I’ll get writing two articles a month at contributor rates.
Eric Levitz is no establishmentarian!
The President Is Getting Away With Blatant Crimes. That’s Normal.
By Eric Levitz
Congratulations! We readers are the lucky ones. Your title line, “(in addition to everything else),” suggests the only shadow.
Congrats! About time the MSM realized they need all the clear, steady voices they can get.
I love that this is happening! Congrats.
How wonderful, congratulations! Hope you will not be pressured to dilute your message and can continue to “give ’em hell”!
Congratulations. The “brand” continues to grow. Well done!
Congratulations, Yves. Well done!
Congrats, Yves. A big step for NC and indy journalism!
Smart people: I’ve always liked New York magazine. There’s a good piece today by Olivia Nuzzi who was in the White House for something-or-other and was summoned to the Oval Office to meet with Trump, Pence, and some others to show there’s no chaos. Of course – grabbing a random reporter with no notice, no agenda, and no apparent reason – shows just the opposite.
Glad you are being admitted to a larger audience, Contributions of cash just sent to you and Lambert. Just please don’t go all Markos on us, ok? The temptations and pressures just grow and grow, as I am sure you are well aware.
Another feather for your cap as you Pied Piper them back to NC, links, and WC.
Congrats to you and your incredible crew and thanks for all you do!
Maybe New York Magazine will now be added to the PROPORNOT list.
This is great news, Yves. Very happy for you. All the best.
Plus it’s super good deal for NYM. A total win-win. Yay.
Fantastic! So needed. A sign of hope in today’s world that NC will reach a larger audience.
NY Mag is smart to add you. May it be a place where you’ll have a bigger megaphone!
PS: If you happen to walk past Jonathan Chait, give him a wedgie, please?
Such great news, Yves, and you deserve that opportunity.
Outstanding! They need a new perspective, and you’ll be perfect.
Congratulations! I discovered NC a few years ago when Politico picked an essay of Yves’ and after checking NC every day I move on to NY mag for theatre and entertainment updates.
Oh man, am I looking forward to this! Congratulations!
But NY mag being part of the mainstream media, this development certainly cuts against the grain, doesn’t it? Many of our best voices can no longer get a mainstream hearing on these shores, including Noam Chomsky, Thomas Frank, Seymour Hersh and Chris Hedges. Maybe Yves’ presence will be the exception that proves the rule.
You go, Yves. And look at all the comments!
New York Magazine — that will mean a lot of new lurkers and commenters — we should more carefully reason and better write our comments.
I recommend that you don’t change anything at all, because when you’re looking like you’re trying to impress someone you actually may find that they’ll see through it. In other words, if you’re popular the way you are and it got their attention, you’ll look phony and the people won’t be impressed.
A hearty ditto to all comments (including yours), Yves. Congratulations!
Like I’ve said, Yves is a national treasure.
I’m lobbying California state officials to name an Yves Smith Redwood tree in the Grove of Titans at Jedediah Smith State Park. Long live the Titans!
Nice one :) Hope that goes well.