If there’s one thing I’ve learned running Capital Good Fund, it’s that sometimes good is good enough and sometimes it isn’t; knowing the difference is crucial. Take our DoubleGreen Loan, which we’ve offered since 2010. Ranging from $500 – $50,000, […]
While I am excited to share that Bianca, Richard, Chance and I are moving back to Los Angeles in September, where our families reside, that excitement is tempered by the fact that we are traveling to the front lines of the climate crisis.
The Big Lie that fueled an attempted coup now forms the basis of an entire political party’s strategy for holding on to power: make it hard for people who are likely to vote the “wrong way” to cast a ballot, label any election they lose as fraudulent, and slowly give themselves the power to overturn elections they disagree with.
Justice can only be achieved by the judicious application of power. Yet all around me I see emergencies–climate change, a Republican party rapidly descending into full-on authoritarianism, a shockingly unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines–and good people failing to use […]
I’ve gotten into a bit of a Twitter war with the National Installment Lenders Association (“NILA”), which is the trade association for predatory online installment lenders. NILA is very unhappy that Illinois just capped the interest rate on all loans […]
When I started Capital Good Fund, in February of 2009, together with Mollie West and with the guidance of Alan Harlam, I was woefully unprepared for running a nonprofit financial institution. At the time, I was 24 and had precisely […]
On Earth Day last year, I wrote a poem that captured my despair–the Former Guy was still president, Republicans controlled the Senate, the election was looming, a pandemic was raging, and climate news was pretty grim–as well as my attempts […]