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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.

©2006 Arthur C. Brooks (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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"Lucidly written, carefully distilled and persuasively cogent." (The Wall Street Journal)

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  • Chris B.
  • BELLINGHAM, WA, United States
  • 05-21-12

Excellent Book

What did you love best about Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism?

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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Fair and measured analysis of a large body of data

Very good and worthwhile book. Narrator's voice and tone are perfectly suited to the material

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Great information

I really enjoyed this book. Lots of statistics that will surprise many. it has given me some great incite into donor behavior.

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  • Jeff
  • El Cajon, CA, United States
  • 09-02-12

Let's talk truth!

What did you love best about Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism?

Brooks lets the data speak, with surprising clarity.

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Be informed by truth not just influenced by main stream media.