[Marxism] About Yves Smith

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jul 15 14:12:45 MDT 2015

(from Wikipedia)	

Naked Capitalism is an American financial news and analysis blog that 
claims to "chronicle the large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the 
bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and 
elite technocrats”.[1] Under the pen name Yves Smith, Susan Webber 
principal of Aurora Advisors Incorporated and author of ECONned, 
launched the site posting the first article in December 2006. She 
focused on finance and economic news and analysis, with an emphasis on 
legal and ethical issues of the banking industry and the mortgage 
foreclosure process, the worldwide effects of the banking crisis of 
2008, the 2007–2012 global financial crisis, and the aftermath of all 
related events. The site has amassed over 60 million visitors since 
November 13, 2007, and earned it a place in CNBC’s 2012 top 25 The Best 
Alternative Financial Blogs, calling Yves Smith “a harsh critic of Wall 
Street who believes that fraud was at the center of the financial 

Personal Background
Prior to the blog, Webber/Smith had graduated from Harvard College and 
Harvard Business School and had close to 20 years of experience in the 
financial services industry. She had worked for Goldman Sachs, McKinsey 
& Co., and Sumitomo Bank.[3] She has written articles for the New York 
Times, Bloomberg, and the Roosevelt Institute.[4][5]

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