The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism
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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
population does not. Why has America split into two nations:
Arthur Brooks, a top scholar of
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
compassionate than their liberal foes. Strong families, church
attendance, earned income (as opposed to state-subsidized
the belief that individuals, not government, offer the best
social ills-all of these factors determine how likely one is
Charity matters--not just to the givers and to the
recipients, but to
the nation as a whole. It is crucial to our prosperity,
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.
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