Who Really Cares

Who Really Cares

The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism

Book - 2006
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We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? Approximately three-quarters of Americans give their time and money to various charities, churches, and causes; the other quarter of the population does not. Why has America split into two nations: givers and non-givers? Arthur Brooks, a top scholar of economics and public policy, has spent years researching this trend, and even he was surprised by what he found. In Who Really Cares , he demonstrates conclusively that conservatives really are compassionate-far more compassionate than their liberal foes. Strong families, church attendance, earned income (as opposed to state-subsidized income), and the belief that individuals, not government, offer the best solution to social ills-all of these factors determine how likely one is to give. Charity matters--not just to the givers and to the recipients, but to the nation as a whole. It is crucial to our prosperity, happiness, health, and our ability to govern ourselves as a free people. In Who Really Cares , Brooks outlines strategies for expanding the ranks of givers, for the good of all Americans.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780465008216
0465008216
Branch Call Number: 361.740973 B873
Characteristics: xiii, 250 p. : maps.

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