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"The next time you find yourself in a conversation about how liberals are caring and compassionate while conservatives are selfish and hard-hearted, you might want to refer your interlocutors to Who Really Cares."--First Things (December 06)
"Provocative... It's not just that charity helps those on the receiving end, says Brooks, an economist at Syracuse University in New York. It also strengthens the cohesion of society at large. Moreover, it appears to make the givers themselves more successful, possibly because the activity transforms them somewhat into better or happier people. Whatever the reasons, he finds that higher income tends to push up charity - and that greater charity tends to push up income."--Christian Science Monitor (11/27/06)
"[B]reaks new ground... In WHO REALLY CARES, Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to dig into their own wallets to help others."--Chronicle of Philanthropy (11/23/06) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Overall, this is a very good book with a lot of references and data contained in a long appendix.
Dr. Brooks' book shows generosity does not apply to those in America we call "liberals" as much as it does to "conservatives."
Perhaps it's not really volunteering as it was in my day when I enlisted in the Marines and got shot up in Nam.
This started off very interesting, but descended into a chance for the authors to rant. In the end it was not an incentive for non givers to change their behavior. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Steve Schullo
This book is the result of the most comprehensive & seminal study on the charitable giving/service habits of people based on their religious, political, and other characteristics. Read morePublished 3 months ago by John M.
Reveals the truth but that will not make one bit of difference in the world in which we spend our daily life. So I give it only 3 stars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jon Robert
lots of in-depth data, easy read, shows who really gives, even 40% more at the blood banks! an eye opener.Published 6 months ago by David C. McNair
I had read this book years ago and wanted to read it again - everyone thinks Liberals are the most generous and this book proves with scientific investiagation by a Liberal that... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like this book, but it's only for people like me who are "numbers freaks," meaning people that want to get to the REAL stats, and past all the hearsay.Published 12 months ago by Scooter
In spite of the author's protestations to the contrary, this book leans to the right. Nevertheless I recommend it for the wealth of information, including raw data, that it... Read morePublished 15 months ago by MortW