Tom Knapp is the publisher of Rational Review.
WHY AREN'T YOU A SPONSOR?
Where we are
On Monday, several important things happened in the life of Rational Review News Digest: we published our thirtieth edition; entered our seventh week of publication; and the publication to which we who produce RRND formerly contributed, Freedom News Daily, returned.
That's not all that has happened recently, of course.
Not a bad month!
Where we're going
I worked with Free-Market.Net for about seven years, in one capacity or another. The other three RRND editors -- Mary Lou Seymour, Steve Trinward and R. Lee Wrights -- also worked with FMN.
The four of us were major players on the team that produced Freedom News Daily. We were bitterly disappointed at FMN's suspension of operations, and it was that suspension that led directly to the creation of RRND.
So, now that Freedom News Daily is back, is RRND going to go away?
In a word, no.
RRND has established its own identity. It's different from FND. In some ways, we believe it is superior, or at least different:
That said, we're not so much bent on "competing" with Freedom News Daily as we are on producing a unique feature which serves the needs of its readers. If you only want to receive one daily news update, we hope you'll choose ours, of course -- but there's no reason you can't make good use of both.
How you can help
In the past, I've asked you to financially support Rational Review and Rational Review News Digest. Now, for a limited time, I'm going to offer you a chance to help two worthwhile organizations with one donation.
When Free-Market.Net suspended operations, it carried a great deal of debt on its books. Much of that debt was in payroll, and about $5,000 of it was owed to the four of us who produce RRND.
The Henry Hazlitt Foundation has auctioned off most of its resources, and will be using the proceeds to defray its debt. Unfortunately, the proceeds did not come to enough to totally erase that debt.
In a spirit of good will, we at RRND are making the following offer: donations received via the link below will in turn be written off against the Henry Hazlitt Foundation's debt to RRND's editors.
If you donate $1 to RRND, we'll take $1 off what HHF owes us. If you donate $1,000, we'll take $1,000 off what HHF owes us. Your donation will not only help us continue publication and improvement of RRND, it will lower the amount of debt on HHF's books, making its assets stretch that much further toward erasing its debt.
If we take in more in donations than HHF owes us during this period, we'll send half of any additional revenues to HHF, allowing them to further defray their debts to other parties.
This is, of course, a limited-time offer. HHF will have to close its books and declare its debt when it goes into bankruptcy proceedings. We'll stop this offer when they tell us that time has come.
This "two birds with one stone" offer is only good through the link below, and we can't offer the subscription deals or book premiums available here for donations pursuant to the offer. We're also accepting donations for this purpose by PayPal only -- e-gold values in fiat currencies fluctuate, Amazon Honor System charges an exorbitant commission fee and, since the matter is time-sensitive, we might not get a check in time to let HHF know before it closes its books.
This offer is unilateral. I did inform Louis James, the president of HHF, of it, and he is passing the word on to HHF's board, etc., but upon rethinking it, I realized that we don't really need anyone's "permission" to do this. We're taking in contributions, and in turn forgiving debt of, and possibly even making contributions to, HHF. We'll be glad, of course, to let HHF audit our PayPal account if it wishes to ensure that we're keeping our word.
Here's the link for donating in this "two for one" manner (it will be deactivated when the offer closes):
THIS OFFER HAS ENDED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.
The bottom line
The last two months have been both difficult and exhilirating for those of us here at RRND. We're not "up to speed" financially yet. FMN's collapse left me short two months' back pay, and the others in similar straits. RRND hasn't met its funding needs yet. But it will. Our goal is to put Rational Review and Rational Review News Daily on a solid foundation that will allow it to grow and become even more an indispensable part of its readers' daily lives.
With your help, we will make that happen.
Yours in liberty,