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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.
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 24 days 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 3 months ago by MortW
Who would think that a book that's pretty much about statistics would be so interesting and informative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. W. Odom
Liberals claim to care about the poor. How much of their income do they contribute to poor people. Liberals claim that conservatives are uncaring. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Frangelico
All you hear about in the media is that liberals are who care for the poor. Not so! Have them put their money where there mouth is. Love it!Published 7 months ago by Rachel Dorr
Why no one never talks about these truths is amazing to me. This will change how you watch the news for years.Published 9 months ago by JOYJOYJOY
It's a shame that most people get defensive if they hear something that goes against their perceived notions or ideology, and others get smug and condescending when they hear... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Frank D. V.
What do you think about the so-called compassionate conservative? Is your bias for compassion with the progressive liberal? Read morePublished 15 months ago by an apt word
Reading the reviews here was rather disappointing. Conservatives
tended to essentially say, "Nyah, Nyah, Nyah, We're better than you". Read more