Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Private Charity vs Public Redistribution

In a new book, "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism," Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks tells us:
conservatives who practice religion, live in traditional nuclear families and reject the notion that the government should engage in income redistribution are the most generous Americans, by any measure. Conversely, secular liberals who believe fervently in government entitlement programs give far less to charity.
Here is an excerpt from the book. Thanks to the Freakonomists for the pointer.