Thanks to the support of many loyal readers, we’re getting close to our targets. We’re at 1141 donors, closing in our new donor target of 1350. And at $12,130, we are moving up on our final fundraiser target of $35,000 for original reporting.
We know from experience that many of you are busy and so respond to deadlines. Please make the time to invest in the Naked Capitalism community through the donations page!
We are a bit shy of our financial targets and even more so on our donor totals compared to past years. Our average donation size is up markedly this year, showing that those of you who have given very much appreciate our coverage in the last year, particularly of Ukraine and the sanctions blowback, Lambert’s relentless coverage of Covid and Team Dem fecklessness, and Nick providing intel on Latin American and European geopolitics, the war on cash, and rising electronic surveillance.
While starting over Labor Day weekend slowed our pace down, there’s still time to catch up in the final push.
If you can only give a little, please consider giving a little. We would like to see support from the Naked Capitalism community that is as broad-based as possible. So whether you’ve given before, or this is your first time, we hope you can find a way to squeeze us into your budget for this year.
We started our fundraiser early because we wanted to be able to give our undivided attention to what is set to be a frantic fall, news-wise: the US midterms, many important elections in Europe, the increasing damage to European businesses and hardship to families due to energy sanctions blowback, and the knock-on effects of Biden astonishingly declaring Covid to be over. Where would we be without Lambert putting on his yellow waders? And let us not forget the disconcerting US eyepoking of China, plus the never-ending Brexit and CalPERS soap operas, as well as institutional collapse in the US health care system.
Some of you who planned to give may have been busy with end-of-holiday/start of the school year demands. And some just need a finish line! So please take a couple of minutes to visit our fundraiser page to chip in for another year of razor-sharp analysis, one-stop news recaps twice a day, lively and insightful discussions, occasional snark, and your daily dose of cute animal pictures.
Remember, every dollar (or pound or Euro or Australian or New Zealand dollar) you give now goes to original reporting. The fundraiser ends tomorrow night at midnight PDT.
Will you help make this fundraiser a big success? 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 notes from readers. As upstater wrote:
We very much appreciate your efforts all these years! I came to reading NC through The Oil Drum around 2008 and have been a daily reader ever since.
I continue to be amazed at your productivity and insights into the economic system and how it developed to provide such detailed and up-to-date information about the pandemic and now Ukraine.
Without NC my information horizon would surely be far more limited. Like a great newspaper of those olden-days (pre Internet and big tech), you have postings and links for items I would likely never find or read, but almost always are enlightening and informative. Let it suffice to say, the pandemic coverage has been stellar, particularly when compared to the horrible MSM coverage!
The Commentariat is almost always excellent too! I’ve learned so much there.
Thank you for you hard work all these years. I find your energy and intellect inspiring. Now if society and government only had 10% of your wits, it would be a different place.
Just tipped the jar. Always grateful that I am able to offer some modest financial, as well as heartfelt moral, support to Yves, Lambert and the whole Naked Capitalism crew, including the remarkable commentariat.
And Mike S:
The first website I go to each day is Naked Capitalism. I appreciate the curated links and insightful analysis which enhance my understanding of what’s really going on in the world. It’s incredible how much content your team produces each day with the small staff that you have!
We’re coming up on the last chance for the 2022 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 (we like checks!) in the name of Aurora Advisors Incorporated to
Aurora Advisors Incorporated
164 Peachtree Circle
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
Please also send an e-mail to email@example.com 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.
Give now to Naked Capitalism. Whatever you can provide, whether $5 or $50 or $5,000, it helps us all keep this community vibrant. This isn’t just a donation. You making a statement that you 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 marshaling our energies to take on the lies that prop up a diseased power structure and promote a more just social order.
Our second (small) donation of this fundraiser. We can eat beans on toast for a while and survive, but we don’t think we can survive w/o NC. So, beans on toast for a while it is, and we appreciate so much that you do (and wonder, how do you do it?) esp the original reporting. I believe this includes stellar writers such as Nick Corbishley*, Richard Smith, Hubert Horan — what an eye-opener! –, awesome!!! I doubt that we could navigate this Weird New World w/o NC and the amazing commentariat that you, Lady Yves and Lambert (and the fierce and fearless moderators, thanks so much, Jules and katiebird) have built here.
* spell check wanted me to change it to Incorrigible, what do you think, Nick? ,
So sorry, I forgot Messrs McGregor and Gallagher!
I’ll take that as a compliment, no matter how unintended, HotFlash. Thanks for the donation!
Not procrastinating. Simply can’t do any more, given the soaring cost of food, gas (until a few weeks ago, anyway), and other necessities; and then there’s the $435 veterinary bill last month for my Big Guy, $200+ to completely overhaul his diet, $100 car repair bill this morning, and the clincher, a $340 surprise ambulance bill from last October’s medical emergency, just “resolved” week before last, and not in my favor. The VA’s official reason for denying the claim made absolutely no sense, and no one at the clinic I go to had ever heard it, so I was on my own to find the correct explanation. The whole affair triggered an episode of PTSD, the symptoms of which include insomnia, sleep deprivation, exhaustion and depression. HotFlash can joke about eating beans on toast in order to fund the only outlet that so clearly lays out the connection between the collapse of the empire and experiences such as mine (and worse), but those being crushed under the collapsing beams and falling debris are in survival mode.
That said, I set up a $5 monthly contribution back during the 2020 fundraiser, IIRC, and put no end date on it. Can we not count that for 2022? Or do I have to cancel the old autopay and start a new one? If and when I can put all the bureaucratic BS behind me, I can start sending monthly checks instead. I’ve felt bad, knowing that my donation, so little to start with, is further diminished by processing fees.
Anyway, many thanks to Yves, Lambert, writers, moderators, admin, tech support, and commentariat.
I’m pitching in another $50 in honor of Brunches with Cats and all others dodging “the collapsing beams and falling debris” of the expiring empire. At least my insomnia is good for something tonight.
THANK YOU so much, Carla. The NC community is the best!
(Insomnia, not so much. Wishing you a field full of poppies.)
Please, don’t apologize! You are going through a very difficult period and I am saddened that you are letting this fundraiser add to you stress. We will count your current donation. Do not feel compelled to chip in unless and until your situation improves enough that you have some surplus.
And we are very grateful to Carla for stepping up to make an extra donation. That was extremely considerate.
Yves, I wouldn’t feel nearly as sorry about not being able to contribute more if it weren’t for the immense contribution NC has made to my life over the past nine years. Guest fundraising posts by members of the commentariat expressed the sentiment perfectly — so perfectly that it’s hard not to feel like a deadbeat. Thank you for the breathing space.
Just kicked in a last donation which I would like to do on behalf of Brunches with Cats as she sounds like she is doing it tough.
Thank you for that, Kev. Very thoughtful of you.
Large donation made. Long live Naked Capitalism!
Omigod Brunches with Cats!!
In your honour, and out of sympathy for your plight, and because I am aggressively pro-cat, I am making a donation right now of $100, adding to a donation I made a few days ago. Yay Naked Capitalism! It’s where I start my day, well after looking at the weather…
Check for $50 in the mail! Love you blog which I read religiously. Always look forward to a cute animal photo too–look at that, first thing!
To all who made extra donations on my behalf: You have no idea how much it means to me. Combined, it’s far more than I would have been able to give even in a (relatively) good month.
As we’re well aware here, tough economic times are hardest on those who were barely making it to begin with. Undoubtedly, more than a few NC readers are in that boat, especially since there are many retirees among us. I’ve wondered whether perhaps that has been an additional factor in the lower number of contributors this year and longer time needed to reach specific goals. If so, then those in a position to contribute a little more have done us all a huge service and deserve our deep appreciation. You know who you are, even if we don’t.
Long live Naked Capitalism, indeed!
procrastinated myself so now tossing in an extra $50 to my own modest (this year) contribution.
we are a community