If you have been following our fundraising activities, you will see that our fourth goal, namely Lambert, Jerri-Lynn and Nick’s bonuses and other gratuities, was before your enthusiastic response to the “double donation” yesterday. Close to achieving the challenge.
You quickly surpassed that goal! Now, our new goal of $22,000 for Kar?shi (aka job burnout, prevention) has been more than half achieved.
This year, we received generous and gentle gifts, and the latter are often particularly meaningful, because these donors often tell us that they have a tight budget but want to do everything they can to support the community. Please give us the tips jar now If you have not had the opportunity to do so, you can do so by check, credit or debit card, or PayPal. If you do well, please dig deeper to support donations from people who have limited means.
We are achieving our fifth goal, which is to support additional manpower so that we can maintain approximately 24/7 coverage 365 days a year more sustainable. If publisher Yves and employee Yves were two different people, then employee Yves would have gone on strike long ago.
Maybe you have heard of kar?shi, A Japanese word roughly translated as “death from overwork”.protector Reported this phenomenon:
After the labor inspector ruled that the death of a 31-year-old journalist from the Japanese public broadcaster NHK was caused by overwork, Japan was once again forced to face its work culture.
Miwa Sato, who worked at the headquarters of Tokyo Broadcasting Corporation, worked 159 hours of overtime and only took two days off in the month before he died of heart failure in July 2013….
The death of Sado is expected to increase pressure from the Japanese authorities to resolve the large number of deaths caused by many employees’ expected long working hours.
It is undeniable that Yves did sneak to Maine this year because she was lucky enough to cover her when Lambert, Jerry and Nick got titanium hips… But have you noticed her absence? Maybe it’s because everyone on this site is doing well, but it’s also because Yves takes as few vacations as possible…including working during her nominal vacation. Jerri does not have one but two urgent treatment needs, but you readers are fortunate that everyone has participated in these schedule changes.
Although your generous support for the site allowed her to stop posting for one and a half days a week and transfer more of her daily linking responsibilities to Lambert, this did not translate into more personal time for Yves. Even in the days when she didn’t post, Yves was managing the business of the website, finding and responding to emails she hadn’t seen embarrassingly, sometimes catching up with research, and often reviewing story ideas or articles recommended to her.
An important reason why this website consumes more writing/production time than in the past is that we are always improving our output and expanding our beats. Our link section used to be 25-30 links. It is now 55, sometimes even more.
Similarly, before the crisis broke out, when anyone who knew finance was a one-eyed person in the blind place, many of our posts had comments on excerpts or excerpts from news articles in a few hundred words. Today, a large part of what naked capitalism does is high-level political and economic analysis of rapid turnover. We often make think tank-level works, but the goal is to eliminate confusion and make people accountable. This means that on average each article has more author time.
We joked that we have 1.6 people running the site, even though we have increased our commitment due to Covid-19, it may be equivalent to 1.8 writers. Regardless of the precise number, this is a way to emphasize that we provide excellent output levels and coverage consistency with very scarce resources.
The amount we seek for this goal is US$22,000 for weekends, holidays and “bad things happen” support. We hope you realize how important this is and donate generously to maintain Yves’ combat effectiveness and have other talented writers such as Lambert and Jerri-Lynn Scofield contribute more often.
Donors keep sending kind notes. One sample. From Phil P:
I still get the most things from this website every day. I got great book recommendations, articles, research, opinions, from content to tidbits to personal to suspicious. All of these are related to understanding the world today. For such a donation, this is a good deal.
Please take care of yourself and the people you work with.
And Jonathan D:
Thank you for everything you have done. This is very important, and no one else is even close to doing it.
There are many ways to give. The first one is on the blog, Tip jar, Which will take you to PayPal. There you can use a debit card, credit card or PayPal account (the fee will be charged in the name of Aurora Advisors).
You can also send a check (or multiple post-date checks, if you want to split the payment) in the name of Aurora Advisors Incorporated
164 Peach Tree Circle
Mountain Creek, AL 35213
Please also send an email to [email protected] with the title “Check in the mail” (and the US dollar in the mail) so that we can count your donation into the total donation.
Our sick leave, weekend and holiday insurance goal is $21,000, and we have already achieved the goal of more than $4,225. Thank you very much for your generous support!