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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.


You can see the book here.


  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?

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