Announcing the 2019 Harry Shearer “Double Your Donation” Challenge!

Harry Shearer, a longstanding friend of Naked Capitalism as well as a regular donor, has just issued a challenge for this fundraiser. He will match the next 30 donations of $100. Make his big-hearted offer a swift success by going to our donation page now!

Many of you found us thanks to Harry being so kind as to have us regularly on Le Show, and I hope his challenge stirs fond memories of those and his many other interviews.

And thanks to the way so many of of you have responded generously to our appeals, we have blasted through two donor targets and close to hitting our recent one of 1600 contributors. We’re increasing that goal to 1750. You still have time to make this our best fundraiser ever!

And readers keep giving us insights into how they are making use of the information here, both from posts and our sharp-eyed commentariat. We’ve found out that we are corrupting the young helping educate the next generation. From RW:

I am using NC posts currently to support students in anthropology to do critical ethnography of work.

Also continue to teach freshman seminar called CRASH on Great Recession and the implications for work in the current economy.

These projects would be so much harder to build were it not for NC.

Be well and thanks again!

And Claire H:

And Melissa S:

Yves, I have been a long time lurker here at NC. Regretfully, this is my first donation. I was “downsized” in the 2010 GFC, and during my downtime discovered: Dylan Rattigan on MSNBC (now gone), Jane Hamsher at FiredogLake (now gone) and you and Lambert at Naked Capitalism (STILL HERE).

Like so many others, NC is my go-to, first thing in the morning read, with copious cup(s) of coffee.

NC introduced me to MMT, fierce and comprehensible investigations, Calpers corruption, “neoliberalism”, Bill Black, and many other enlightening concepts.

I am a 1986 graduate of the MBA program at UMKC. How I wish Bill Black, Stephanie Kelton and Randy Wray had been there while I was.

I attended the meetup here in Kansas City a couple of years ago. Looking forward to another sometime in the future.

All the best to you, your team, and Naked Capitalism. GO TEAM!!

Thanks to Harry for his generosity, and I hope readers will respond in kind.

You can make your contribution here, via check, debit or credit card, or PayPal. If you give by check, be sure to let us know by e-mailing us at with “Harry Shearer Challenge” in the subject line.

And if $100 sounds like a lot, don’t let that stop you from making a donation if you’ve been planning to but haven’t had time yet. Every contribution helps us meet our goals.

And no matter what your situation is, you can help in another very important way, by encouraging others to check out the site, by telling friends, family, and colleagues, and by discussing posts you like on social media Facebook and Twitter

So I hope you’ll take Harry up on his fundraiser challenge in whatever way you can! Thanks so much!

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  1. David Mills

    Sorry to be repetitive, but I can’t donate via Paypal. Just tried again, and the message I get is that the account does not receive from “non-US” senders.

    I am based in Malaysia, have been donating for several years and would like to do my part. I don’t have a chequing account. Suggestions?

    I would be happy to do an online transfer. Naked Capitalism is my go to read and an invaluable resource.


    David Mills

    1. SKM

      I`ve been trying from Italy (tho not via PayPal which won`t work for me as a guest) since the funding drive began and neither my UK based (Cumberland Building Soc) bank debit card nor my Barclay Card will work though both are in order and work elsewhere. I keep writing emails to support@nakedcapitalism but no solution has been forthcoming. Am I alone in having this problem?

    2. Janie

      When i was out of checks once, a friend wrote the check and I gave her cash. Possible simple solution.

    3. Yves Smith Post author

      Thanks for your desire to support our work. I am sorry you are having trouble. I had PayPal enable foreign donations, so this should not be happening. I will call them again.

      1. SKM

        Further to my comment above: PayPal won`t work for me anywhere (long story) so NC can`t help me pay with PayPal. I have a UK friend visiting on Monday and will try his (UK debit) card – at least to do some detective work. Then I`ll try an Italian friend`s bank card…… I won`t give up! In infinite gratitude for your work….

  2. Pavel

    Damn! I just donated $100 by post… but yesterday (T_T)…

    In any case, thanks to Harry for being such a great friend of NC. He is one of my heroes and I think he should get a Pulitzer for Le Show, to which I have been listening for about twenty years.

  3. Laughingsong

    Yay! Just in time for payday …. I had to miss all the others due to previous financial situation, so I am very glad to snag this one. On to Water Cooler!

  4. Eustache de Saint Pierre

    Unfortunately after climbing out of the financial abyss of the last 3 years to a position of steady state. I won’t make this donation round. This is mainly due to a fairly large sum that I was set to receive for a commission which cannot be paid due to a dispute between the client group & Dublin City Council. This has resulted in a delay of the completion date & therefore the final payment, meaning that I have to be very careful with that which I have.

    From what I can tell & with fingers crossed, I hope to be sending you 2 Christmas presents.

  5. notabanker

    I never had the opportunity to visit Nilford-on-Null when I was in the UK, so taking money out of Derek Smalls pocket is the next best thing!

  6. Librarian Guy

    Okay, I admire Harry and listen to his weekly podcast. And though I haven’t lived in New Orleans since 1989 he and I also have that in common . . .so I took the plunge and donated $100. I appreciate the commentariat here, so much more intelligent than Eschaton, a site I also occasionally comment on, but sadly has a 50% or so group of posters who are $Hillary hardliners and fans of Neoliberal stupidity– so though I admire the Eschaton webmaster, my $$$ go to NC as a better option overall

  7. BobWhite

    Just donated… Not sure if the HS challenge has been met yet, but worth donating anyway… :-)
    Maybe we can get a New Orleans NC meetup with Harry?

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