David Haggith

is creating The Great Recession Blog

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patrons
Tiers
A dollar in the tip jar
$1 per month
When you're walking along the sidewalk and someone is playing the sax in a way you love, you drop a dollar in his tip jar. Sure, there will be others who will tip him, so you don't need to, but you do it anyway, just to say "Thanks." There are no special benefits at this level outside of knowing you have expressed your sincere appreciation and are someone who doesn't just endlessly receive for free. And for that, I appreciate you.
A mocha for me.
$5 per month
When you pass by that sax player you enjoy on your way to lunch and you want to preserve the likelihood that he keeps coming in the future, you drop $5 in his jar. You get that smile that comes to your face and his when you pass by the next morning and he's holding a cup of coffee that was on you. Most of all, he's still there; and you are why everyone still gets to hear the music. Since you have become a serious patron, doing more than expressing your thanks, you'll be granted access to special "Patron Post" articles that I publish here on Patreon just for my serious supporters. These are my most important articles, such as the first ones to lay out certain economic predictions or to explain what the Federal Reserve will be up to next.
You're taking me out for breakfast
$10 per month
Now you're more than a serious supporter; you're an enthusiast, and we share a love for the same music. So, we're going to sit down and have coffee and a breakfast sandwich together to talk about the music. In other words, in addition to access to Patron Posts, as described in Tier 2, I'll give you my personal email address so we can have one-to-one conversations from time to time, as you wish. If I produce another ebook, you'll also get access to a free prerelease copy.  The main reward, though, is not in what you are getting as a token of my appreciation but in how much you're helping put the message out to other people who most need to hear it.
Amping it up!
$25 per month
You are in this world to wake up the sleep walkers who are passing by. You recognize I'm trying to do the same thing with my morning music, and you think it is just the thing that can help. You are sick of the banksters you see walking by in their fancy suits each morning, never even dropping a buck in the tip jar. You think maybe a little more volume will get their dopy-eyed attention, so you're going to contribute to my amplifier fund so that I can go electric with my sax in order to be be heard over all the noise that fills our city. 


Besides all the rewards listed in lower tiers, you get to request an article now and then that is important to you, and I'll write it just because you asked. Also, let me know what other reward would be meaningful to you, and I'll see what I can do. (Honorable mention in an article? A link in your requested article to your business? The article still has to be on topic and of interest (in my opinion) to a large number of readers; but I'll try to work out something that works for you because you are now an active participant in this movement.) You are a patron partner in the mission
We're doin' a concert!
$50 per month
You're so sick and tired of how the powers on this planet of ours are running the show to their own benefit that you're going to help create a show of our own right at city center. We're way past getting a small amp for the sax to be heard over the local traffic. You're a mover and shaker, and you're going to help build a platform. WE'RE PLAYING TOGETHER!

Extra benefit: If you've got a great singing voice (i.e., can write well), you can perform your own solo article on the site once a month via an article of your own with your own promotional link (so long as your article contributes to the economic discussion). As an alternative, let me know what kind of benefit from the site would be most meaningful to you. Email me anytime about what's on your mind, even if it is just to converse about events of the day one-to-one. Of course, you will have all the other rewards listed in lower tiers.


However, if you're the kind of patron who says, we're going to CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER, there is an option under all these tiers to enter a monthly contribution of any size you determine. You are a person with the means to say, "We're going to Washington, DC, and we're staging a benefit concert for the world right at the base of the Washington monument so all the politicians who need to wake up and listen to music will hear it. (Well, it's not that we're actually going to have a concert, but you're one who wants to support what I'm writing in a major way and has the means to do it.)

Posts

Tiers
A dollar in the tip jar
$1 per month
When you're walking along the sidewalk and someone is playing the sax in a way you love, you drop a dollar in his tip jar. Sure, there will be others who will tip him, so you don't need to, but you do it anyway, just to say "Thanks." There are no special benefits at this level outside of knowing you have expressed your sincere appreciation and are someone who doesn't just endlessly receive for free. And for that, I appreciate you.
A mocha for me.
$5 per month
When you pass by that sax player you enjoy on your way to lunch and you want to preserve the likelihood that he keeps coming in the future, you drop $5 in his jar. You get that smile that comes to your face and his when you pass by the next morning and he's holding a cup of coffee that was on you. Most of all, he's still there; and you are why everyone still gets to hear the music. Since you have become a serious patron, doing more than expressing your thanks, you'll be granted access to special "Patron Post" articles that I publish here on Patreon just for my serious supporters. These are my most important articles, such as the first ones to lay out certain economic predictions or to explain what the Federal Reserve will be up to next.
You're taking me out for breakfast
$10 per month
Now you're more than a serious supporter; you're an enthusiast, and we share a love for the same music. So, we're going to sit down and have coffee and a breakfast sandwich together to talk about the music. In other words, in addition to access to Patron Posts, as described in Tier 2, I'll give you my personal email address so we can have one-to-one conversations from time to time, as you wish. If I produce another ebook, you'll also get access to a free prerelease copy.  The main reward, though, is not in what you are getting as a token of my appreciation but in how much you're helping put the message out to other people who most need to hear it.
Amping it up!
$25 per month
You are in this world to wake up the sleep walkers who are passing by. You recognize I'm trying to do the same thing with my morning music, and you think it is just the thing that can help. You are sick of the banksters you see walking by in their fancy suits each morning, never even dropping a buck in the tip jar. You think maybe a little more volume will get their dopy-eyed attention, so you're going to contribute to my amplifier fund so that I can go electric with my sax in order to be be heard over all the noise that fills our city. 


Besides all the rewards listed in lower tiers, you get to request an article now and then that is important to you, and I'll write it just because you asked. Also, let me know what other reward would be meaningful to you, and I'll see what I can do. (Honorable mention in an article? A link in your requested article to your business? The article still has to be on topic and of interest (in my opinion) to a large number of readers; but I'll try to work out something that works for you because you are now an active participant in this movement.) You are a patron partner in the mission
We're doin' a concert!
$50 per month
You're so sick and tired of how the powers on this planet of ours are running the show to their own benefit that you're going to help create a show of our own right at city center. We're way past getting a small amp for the sax to be heard over the local traffic. You're a mover and shaker, and you're going to help build a platform. WE'RE PLAYING TOGETHER!

Extra benefit: If you've got a great singing voice (i.e., can write well), you can perform your own solo article on the site once a month via an article of your own with your own promotional link (so long as your article contributes to the economic discussion). As an alternative, let me know what kind of benefit from the site would be most meaningful to you. Email me anytime about what's on your mind, even if it is just to converse about events of the day one-to-one. Of course, you will have all the other rewards listed in lower tiers.


However, if you're the kind of patron who says, we're going to CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER, there is an option under all these tiers to enter a monthly contribution of any size you determine. You are a person with the means to say, "We're going to Washington, DC, and we're staging a benefit concert for the world right at the base of the Washington monument so all the politicians who need to wake up and listen to music will hear it. (Well, it's not that we're actually going to have a concert, but you're one who wants to support what I'm writing in a major way and has the means to do it.)