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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism"


I heard this author on NPR last night. He wrote a book on the state of charitable giving in the US. I just ordered it - so this is more for information than endorsement. However, in the interview he confirmed what I already knew from experience. Some of the things he mentioned were:
- Conservatives tend to give much more than liberals. The inference is that liberals tend to rely more on government programs to solve societal issues.
- Government programs can sometimes have the opposite effect by impeding private donors from giving to causes.
- The most stable form of income for a non profit is through private donors.
- America gives a TON of money.

Interesting...

You can see the book here.

2 comments:

  1. interesting... you'll have to let me know how this book goes. i'm honestly pretty skeptical of the compassionate conservatism as express by bush ( karl rove ). to me it seemed like another bait and switch by conservatives towards evangelicals / christians. i am encouraged though to know that christians do give a lot of money. it should be more though, you know?

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  2. glad you are looking at that, john. hope we can hear your thoughts as you go through it

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