Reminding Those of You on the Fence as Our 2022 Fundraiser Closes: We Really Like You!

All good things must come to an end. Our 2022 fundraiser wraps up today at midnight Pacific Time. If you’ve been meaning to give but have been otherwise occupied, please go to the Tip Jar, which tells you how to give by check, debit or credit card. Every donation, be it $5, $50, or $5,000, helps support this community and our trenchant commentary.

It may seem sappy for the steely-eyed and sometimes sharp-tongued crew at Naked Capitalism to confess that deep down, we really like our readers. That even includes those of you who sometimes get testy. In a stressful and uncertain time, we’ve remained dedicated to serving the Naked Capitalism community by doing our best to make sense of situations that not all that long ago would have been deemed deranged, from acceptance of open corruption, slack-jawed uptake of obvious propaganda, to tolerance of public-endangering official incompetence (and worse).

We keep up our relentless and ever-expanding search for early insight because we’ve come to know how important Naked Capitalism has become to all of us in feeling grounded and informed. So please keep this community vibrant and vital by going to our Donation page, which tells you how to give by check (no processor fees!), credit or debit card.

Lambert, Nick, KLG, Conor Gallagher, John McGregor, plus our regular guests like Michael Hudson, Thomas Neuburger, Hubert Horan, and the members of our Covid and Brexit brain trusts, all value your intelligence, skepticism, knowledge, and fair-mindedness. You motivate all of us to keep improving our work. And I am sure you have come to know and enjoy the many vivd personalities in the commentariat, as we have.

Just as we value your interest and participation, we depend on your financial support. To keep on top of developments, assess them in close to real time, and give you distilled interpretations requires an ongoing commitment. So please, go now and give generously at the Tip Jar!

The media environment has become only more difficult. The hollowing out of newsrooms and increasingly heavy-handed state censorship means important stories too often get thin or skewed coverage, particularly since they might expose the degree of rot.

Naked Capitalism is one of the few surviving political economy truth-tellers. Where else can you find rigorous, no-holds-barred coverage on topics like:

  • The blowback from economic sanctions against Russia
  • Covid-19 and its implications
  • The real state of the economy, including supply chain issues, Covid-induced labor shortages, shortages generally, and why the Fed can’t fix any of these
  • How the Ukraine war is accelerating US imperial decline
  • Climate change and resource limits
  • Financial industry predation
  • Economic shibboleths and how they serve the top wealthy
  • The erosion of the rule of law
  • Political jousting, particularly in preparation for the US 2022 and 2024 elections

….along with cute animal pictures and regular reader-submitted verses?

Readers are telling us how important Naked Capitalism is to them. From Michael W:

Donated – easily the best money I have spent/will spend anywhere this year!

The posts here are always stellar – and the comments just add to them.

Online since early ’90s and NC, to me, remains the best of what the web could actually be – information that informs, challenges and makes me think and informed comments from intelligent contributors whose heart are obviously in the right place (both anatomically and spiritually!)

Thank you!

And Mark E:

I support your work and all the effort put in by all the contributors to Naked Capitalism!! Bravo!!! NC is my cherished first read and my go-to news source each and every day.

It was Naked Capitalism’s economics reporting that spurred me on to study, learn and understand more about economics. I must confess that the Mark Ames article and his observation of how many in my generation, including myself, didn’t bother to study or even read the bare minimum of economic literature and how we cast aside the ‘dismal science’ has brought many of us on the progressive left to our own present dismal state.

Love the Links and Lambert’s ‘Water Cooler’

Keep up the Great Work.

One grateful Canadian.

And ChrisRUEcon:

This family blog remains the most nourishing oasis in a despicable desert of disinformation!

We want to maintain our high standards and keep charting a changing world. Will you help make that happen?

If you can’t afford to give, please take what you’re learning here and share it. If you are can only afford a little, we’d still appreciate your contribution. But if you can afford more, please give more. Publishing the truth costs, but it is far cheaper than having someone buy the right to lie to you by paying for your media.

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10 comments

  1. qmess

    Hello NC –

    I am happy the fund raiser is working well for you. It is a valuable service you provide.
    A small quibble. I subscribed to your service, but was unaware the contribution was a
    monthly recurring charge. I have tried to contact webber to rescind the recurring charge
    but have not received a reply. Is there something else I can do?

    Thanks

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    1. Carla

      Yes, for a one-time contribution, you want to hit the “Donate” button. “Subscribe,” as is usual and customary, means a recurring charge. I think you have to deal with “Paypal” directly to cancel the payment — although since subscribing many years ago, I have never done so, so I’m not sure. Nor am I about to find out! Fortunately, I have been able to augment my monthly Naked Capitalism subscription with some modest additional donations at annual fundraiser time.

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      1. qmess

        OK, thanks. That makes sense. I didn’t want to use the PayPal avenue, but if I must ..
        Would rather make donations when the funds are there.

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  2. Keith Newman

    I have me two donations by credit card, one I think via Paypal unfortunately, the other via Visa directly.
    I was wondering if it is possible to donate via a US Post Office money order. It has been mentioned that cheques are good since there are no fees for NC, but nothing has been said about postal money orders.

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    1. juno mas

      Postal money orders are better than bank checks. I used a money order to donate this time. You purchase them at the PO and pay for them with cash or your bank card—no credit card purchases. The fee for MO’s less than $1K is ~$1.65. Of course, you need to mail it to Aurora Advisers Inc. as indicated in the pay-by-check instructions.

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    1. Yves Smith Post author

      It’s suboptimal. Banks charge huge processing fees and give terrible FX rates on all foreign checks. They eat up at least 25% of the payment. And this is with TD Bank, a nominal Canadian bank! But its US operations roll like other US banks.

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      1. Keith Newman

        OK, so forget that.
        Btw I sent the CEO of TD an email regarding your travails with them 2-3 years ago. Despite being a shareholder (1100 shares) I heard nothing back. Annoying.

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  3. Jeremy Grimm

    I want to make a plea to the lurkers at NakedCapitalism. Please COMMENT and ARGUE with those who already comment. Reasoned argument helps clarify the thought and the true feeling of our sentiments. I love to argue as do many others who comment here. Argue with reason, without ad-hominem, and you give to this site and the many many who follow the arguments and arrive at their own conclusions. I believe TRUTH reigns here, whether a happy truth or a hard truth which we must endure.

    If you can give even $5, that amount helps, but the money helps less than being able to count your support — to count you among NakedCapitalism’s followers and readers.

    Read my comment carefully. I am NOT part of NakedCapitalism other than my occasional comments and my small contributions — constrained by my limited resources. My plea comes from one who greatly values NakedCapitalism and believes you do too or should. Argue with me!

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