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Fog On Pleasant Hill

A common characterization of the right wing by the left (one I think is inaccurate) is that conservatives don’t care about the poor. We certainly don’t make as much noise as liberal folks do. When it comes down to it, we tend to reject their methods but agree that the poor need help. In this post, I want to talk about a few related subjects: bad motives for charity, bad methods, and how to go about doing it right.

First off, let’s talk motives. There’s a song I used to listen to about the potential emptiness of a starlet’s life of glitz and glamour that used the phrase “designer’s crusade.” I like it. It makes a good point, that certain charitable causes are popular, and that people can tap into that popularity and that charitable image by getting behind that cause. We all want to be cool, so we all…

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