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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.
Don't be tempted to buy into the liberal, socialist nonsense by which they claim themselves to be more caring and generous than you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
statistics used were not accurate and it was very biased. Would never get someone a PhD.Published 4 months ago by Della Willmann
The part of this book that’s supposed to be newsworthy is that the supposedly greedy Republicans are actually more generous than the caring liberals. Read morePublished 4 months ago by K. Scott Schaeffer
Just the truth! We all know it, but this book lays out the truth in real numbers. Liberals just don't give!Published 5 months ago by Agape Music
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 6 months 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 9 months ago by John M.