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"Lucidly written, carefully distilled and persuasively cogent." Wall Street Journal"
"There will of course be many readers (and many more nonreaders) of Mr. Brooks's book who will dismiss it on its face, and there will be fierce efforts mounted to discredit his analysis and data. Let them come. Who Really Cares should serve to change the public discussion dramatically. With any luck, it will be for our decade what Charles Murray's "Losing Ground" was for the 1980s (challenging the disincentive logic of welfare) or what Michael Harrington's "The Other America" was for the 1960s (highlighting the persistence of poverty amid affluence) ─ the text at the center of a constructive national debate." ─Wall Street Journal
"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.See all Editorial Reviews
Good book. Lots of statistics. The important thing is the interpretation of the statistics is pretty clear and understandable.Published 1 month ago by Brian
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 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
statistics used were not accurate and it was very biased. Would never get someone a PhD.Published 9 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 9 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 10 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 11 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 14 months ago by John M.