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Crowdfunded Balloon To Fly In London

The right can play the blimp game also. After raising £59,452  of £75,000 stretch target in a crowdfunding campaign, Yanny Bruere, a “free speech” advocate running the Make London Safe Again campaign (sound familiar?), is planning to fly a blimp … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Politicians Gets Scientific

Although President Obama perfected it, crowdfunding a political campaign is getting more polished as donation-based web portal Crowdpac is helping non-traditional candidates raise funds to gain elected office. One such candidate is DeRay McKesson, a Baltimore Black Lives Matter activist, … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Helping Battered Ferguson, MO Businesses

Crowdfunding is helping Ferguson, Missouri businesses damaged in the post-police-shooting rioting. However, the returns are highly uneven among the companies seeking assistance, and there is no oversight with respect to how the money is being spent. Even the Missouri Secretary … Continue reading

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The Ying and Yang of Crowdfunding

The ying and yang of crowdfunding says that if it can be used for good, it can also be used for bad, or at least tasteless. The internet gossip rag Gawker crowdfunded $200,000 to pay an unnamed source to hand … Continue reading

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