Reason's annual webathon ends at midnight on Wednesday, December 11. So far, 449 generous readers - including one jaw-dropping gift of $50,000! - have donated $127,000 in dollars and Bitcoins. We still need $23,000 to hit our target of $150,000.
I speak for everyone at Reason when I say: Thanks! Such support - tax-deductible! - is absolutely vital to our work. We can't be the voice of "Free Minds and Free Markets" without your contributions. Reason magazine, Reason.com, and Reason TV all depend on help from readers such as yourselves.
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