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Nation Sep 04

Why it’s not a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Giving -- not just money -- but time and talent, too, is good for us. And yet, three-quarters of Americans don't volunteer. That's what Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson call "The Paradox of Generosity." In the second post adapted from…

Nation Sep 03

Are Americans a stingy lot of people?

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…

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