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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.