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Charity Begins With Wealth Creation

observer3 Wrote: Dec 26, 2012 10:02 AM
Any statistics on those numbers you throw around? I live in a small-medium sized metropolitan area in the northeast, with several Walmart stores, including one in the center of the city. Other local retailers continue to exist, though some have had to become more competitive to maintain customers. Small, local stores will survive by providing specialty products or services which customers don't find at Walmart or other large chains. I know where to shop other than Walmart for the best delicatessen items, low-priced produce, hardware items with knowledgeable instruction, and better quality clothing. When I want brand-name groceries, housewares, small appliances and other items, Walmart (or Target, Kmart, et al) saves me a lot of money.
Charity -- helping people who have trouble helping themselves -- is a good thing two times over. It's good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Stephen Post's fine book, "The Hidden Gifts of Helping," reveals that 76 percent of Americans say that helping others is what makes them most happy. Giving money makes us feel good, and helping face-to-face is even better. People say it makes them feel physically healthier. They sleep better.

Private charity is unquestioningly better than government efforts to help people. Government squanders money. Charities sometime squander money, too, but they usually don't.

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