Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2005 by Yves Smith (Susan Webber), Naked Capitalism is an American financial news and analysis blog that “chronicles the large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and elite technocrats.” According to their about page, “we are now in the midst of a large scale, concerted campaign to reduce the bargaining power and pay of ordinary workers relative to investors and elite technocrats.”
Funded by / Ownership
Naked Capitalism is owned by Aurora Advisors Incorporated. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Naked Capitalism reports news and information on economics and finance. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language such as this More Evidence That Private Equity Kills: Estimated >20,000 Increase in Nursing Home Deaths, 160,000 Life Years Lost Due to Cuts in Care. This story contains facts and stats but does not offer hyperlinked sourcing for the original source, however, most articles are properly sourced.
Editorially, Naked Capitalism is not a fan of Former President Donald Trump, but they hold more negative feelings toward corporate-leaning Democrats such a President Joe Biden As Trump Touts His ‘Great’ COVID Drugs, the Pharma Cash Flows to Biden, Not Him. In general, they hold negative views towards Wall Street and support workers’ rights.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Naked Capitalism Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (2/11/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 02/24/2021)