Missing Comma: Looking Toward The Future

Hi everyone! This will be the last Missing Comma post of 2014. I’m pushing a lot of things back so that I can get my backlog of op-eds – which I’ve had since last September – out of the way. Once I’m done with those commentaries, however, I’m making Missing Comma my top priority. 2015 is going to be an amazing year.

But before I talk about what I’ve got planned, I want to make a personal plea. If you listen to public radio, you’ve doubtless already heard the “F”-word – Fundraising. It’s that time of year where every media organization not connected to a larger entity is asking its readers, viewers, listeners and other sense-data collectors for money to help the work along. C4SS is a completely member-run, reader-supported media organization. Unlike public media, or the Nation, or Reason, or any other of the dozens of media orgs that get support from massive foundations and advertisers, the Center for a Stateless Society survives month to month thanks to small donations. We don’t even get money from the Koch Brothers, and they supposedly give money to everyone!

In 2014, your donations helped C4SS expand its translation programs, keep a Tor node up and running, pay writers, start a podcast channel, and appear at major libertarian student conferences all over the place. (We’ve currently got two crowdfunding campaigns going to get C4SS to Libertopia in a couple of weeks and the International Students For Liberty Conference in early 2015, which you can help directly here and here.) We’d like to do so much more in 2015.

For just $5 a month, you can help C4SS keep doing this kind of work and more. For just $5 a month, you can help us bring market anarchism to wider and wider audiences, increasing the possibilities for a liberated future.

As for Missing Comma? Well, in order to help C4SS expand its other projects, this blog series aims to utilize a self-funding model in 2015. We’ll be setting up a Patreon account closer to January, but we’ve already got a list of tiered perks started:

  • $5 a month gets you hand-designed step-by-step guides to hack the media, from starting your own news blog to podcasting.
  • $10 a month gets you an honorary producer credit on the Missing Comma podcast, to be relaunched in January, plus above.
  • $25 a month gets you one Missing Comma t-shirt (design forthcoming), plus all of the above.

Your support will help us – and C4SS – have a fighting chance against major media outlets who would have you believe there’s nothing more important than the two-party political horse race and the view from nowhere. With your support, Missing Comma will be able to put out daily content, expand our social media presence and pay contributors. No matter what, we’re committed to teasing out the relationship between anarchy and journalism.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in January.

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Markets Not Capitalism
The Anatomy of Escape
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