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Who Really Cares
Arthur C. Brooks

The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism

Basic Books
December 2006
On Sale: November 27, 2006
256 pages
ISBN: 0465008216
EAN: 9780465008216
Hardcover
$26.00
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Surprising proof that conservatives really are more compassionate--and more generous--than liberals

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 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 Cares, Brooks outlines strategies for expanding the ranks of givers, for the good of all Americans.

Media Buzz

Marketplace - PRI - December 12, 2006
Good Morning America - November 29, 2006
The View - November 29, 2006

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