Jun 6

Don’t Undermine America’s Charitable, Volunteer Ethic

by Dan Schneider, The Hill

Who really cares? When it comes to helping people in need, AEI president Arthur Brooks answers this question in his 2006 book of the same title, and it should be no surprise that the answer is: Americans. Compared to other nations, Americans (and especially, conservative Americans) give more of their money, more of their time, and even more of their blood to help people in need. However, Brooks is not the first to note America’s altruistic tradition. French diplomat and historian Alexis de Tocqueville educated the world about this uniquely American trait in his 1835 seminal work, “Democracy in America.”

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