Generosity means giving money, time, energy and attention. But it also can mean giving a part of you – literally, in the case of blood and organ donations. In the third adaptation of their recently published book, “The Paradox of Generosity,” the University of Notre Dame’s Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson show how Americans are more willing to donate what’s inside of them than they are to open their checkbooks. Continue reading
Given the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer, you might think Americans are a fairly generous group. Indeed, more than $100 million has been raised for the ALS Association. But although we enjoy, and benefit from, giving money voluntarily, research from the University of Notre Dame suggests we’re not that good at it. That’s what researchers Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson call the “Paradox of Generosity.” Continue reading
Entering Ricardo Pau-Llosa’s home in Miami, visitors can’t help but feel they’ve stepped into an art museum. From the kitchen to his high-ceilinged study, nearly every inch of his place is covered with works by contemporary of Latin American artists.