Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
A charity divide runs through America: three-quarters of
Americans contribute their time and money to various causes, while
the rest of the population does not, according to Arthur Brooks, a
leading scholar on economics and public policy. Brooks' research
identifies the factors driving American charity, including strong
families, church attendance, and the belief that social ills are
best addressed by individuals rather than government. Brooks'
findings have significant implications for policy debates on
pressing issues like welfare reform, urban policy, the estate tax,
education, and church/state questions. Charity matters, says
Brooks, not only to individual donors and recipients who benefit
directly, but also to the prosperity and self-government of America
as a whole.
Arthur C. Brooks has authored numerous articles and books
related to charity and civic life. He is professor of public
administration at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of
Citizenship and Public Affairs and is a regular contributor to the
Wall Street Journal.
Copies of Who Really Cares will be available for
purchase and to be signed by the Author.
More About the Speakers
Arthur C. Brooks
Author of Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about
Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.