Saturday, January 3, 2015

A shameless plug for the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation

I have agreed with and disagreed with Roddy Boyd more than once in the past year. Sometimes I have agreed with him on the analysis but not on the stock. [Insurance scams in particular can take years to unravel - but that does not mean it is not a scam.]

Moreover Roddy wrote the best "narrow" book on the financial crisis. His book on AIG is a gem though extremely narrow focused on one company rather than on the whole global shebang.

Whatever, narrow, deep investigative journalism on financial chicanery is not a highly profitable business. Doing it well is rare.

The Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF is Roddy Boyd's baby) is thinly funded - and I think worthy of more. One of his targets has already gone to prison for fraud - and that is reward but not reward enough.

Anyway SIRF has a tip-jar. You know the usual donate-by-Paypal drill.

Tip a little in.

I have.

And if you are an American it is tax deductible. I had to donate out of post tax income.



John

3 comments:

CrocodileChuck said...

Thanks for the tip.

I've gotta read this http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Risk-Cautionary-Corporate-Suicide/dp/0470889802/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420248335&sr=8-1&keywords=fatal+risk

Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Ackmans Herbalife video? Was hoping you might share your opinion on it.

Anonymous said...

First, Fatal Risk was an awesome book.

I would donate, however, I'd like to do so without having my name appear on the website.

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