Harry Shearer, a longtime friend of Naked Capitalism as well as a regular donor, is teaming up with two generous anonymous donors in a major challenge to help achieve our ultimate goal of funding more original reports. They will match 35 incoming $100 donations and 40 donations of $50.
Make this big offer work fast by going to the donate page now!
We found so many of you because Harry was so kind that he made us regulars on his public radio show, Le Show, and I hope his challenge will spark fond memories of these and many other interviews he did.
To our new and non-American readers, Harry is a multifaceted talent: a film and voice actor, musician, writer, radio host, and producer. You may have seen it in
He also played several roles on The Simpsons, including Mr. Burns and God. But Harry also had a keen interest in social justice. He produced the documentary The Big Uneasy to show how official negligence was responsible for Hurricane Katrina’s devastating floods:
Thanks to the way many of you have generously responded to our appeals, we are close to our donor goal of 1,100 donors. We are increasing this target to 1250. You still have time to make this our best fundraiser ever!
Readers continue to let us know how they use the information here, whether from our featured posts or comments. From Barbara C:
I’m putting a donation in the mail for you today – it’s time to stop for the great work you’ve done.
Thank you for providing alternative information and avoiding becoming demographic!
I am happy to support you
From Joe S:
Thank you for the wonderful opportunities Naked Capitalism gives me to think and reason, to improve my ability to express my thoughts in writing, to engage in discussion with others commenting on Naked Capitalism, to learn, and to better perceive the patterns of the changing world.
I am so grateful for the education, wisdom, and fun you and my colleagues share. much love
Thank you to Harry and his fellow donors for their generosity, and I hope readers will reciprocate.
You can make your contribution here, by check, debit or credit card, or PayPal. If you submit by check, be sure to let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Harry Shearer Challenge” in the subject line.
And if $100 or $50 seems like a lot, don’t let that stop you from making a donation if you’re planning to but don’t have time yet. Each contribution helps us achieve our goals.
Regardless of your situation, you can help in another very important way, by encouraging others to visit the site, telling friends, family and colleagues, and by discussing posts you like on social media Facebook and Twitter
So I hope you’ll take Harry and his friends up for the fundraising challenge any way you can! Thank you so much!