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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?
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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!)
And Mark E:
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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.
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Keep up the Great Work.
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