Why I Started CTGL

My interest in community development started much earlier than my career in real estate development. In a broad sense, I think it started when I fulfilled my life’s dream of studying in Paris (and ended up being miserable).

Creating the Good Life’s Values

I recently published a supplementary “About” page for Creating the Good Life, describing the values that this publication operates within and what we work to support.

Class Cluelessness or Class Callousness?: An Interview with Joan C. Williams

Williams argues that the rise of populism and nationalism in the U.S. are due, in part, to the liberal elite’s cluelessness about the white working class’s struggles.

When I Was a Social Justice Warrior

We veer off course when we start to cling to one lens through which to view the world. When our acceptance of one group means the rejection, humiliation, and criticism of another, we are partaking in identity politics, not real politics.