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Friday, July 13, 2007

The Culture of Charity

The title of this post is a link to an interview with Prof. Arthur C. Brooks, author of Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism. According to Brooks—or rather to the Wall Street Journal's summary of Brooks—"four distinct forces appear to have primary responsibility for making people behave charitably: religion, skepticism about the government’s role in economic life, strong families and personal entrepreneurship."

Surprising to many, to be sure; but not perhaps to readers of this blog.

HT to Siris.

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