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Publisher's Summary

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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By Chris B. on 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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By William Michael Brauer on 07-21-17

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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