We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? In his controversial study of America's giving habits, Arthur C. Brooks shatters stereotypes about charity in America - including the myth that the political Left is more compassionate than the Right.
Brooks, a preeminent public-policy expert, spent years researching giving trends in America, and even he was surprised by what he found. In Who Really Cares, he identifies the forces behind American charity: strong families, church attendance, earning one's own income (as opposed to receiving welfare), and the belief that individuals - not government - offer the best solution to social ills.
But beyond just showing us who the givers and non-givers in America really are today, Brooks shows that giving is crucial to our economic prosperity, as well as to our happiness, health, and our ability to govern ourselves as a free people.
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"Lucidly written, carefully distilled and persuasively cogent." (The Wall Street Journal)
This book turns many people's preconceived notions on their ears. Well written and thoroughly researched, I highly recommend this book.
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I really enjoyed this book. Lots of statistics that will surprise many. it has given me some great incite into donor behavior.
Brooks lets the data speak, with surprising clarity.
Be informed by truth not just influenced by main stream media.
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