Generosity

The Feel-Good School of Philanthropy

The New York Times: THIS year, “Giving Tuesday,” Black Friday’s philanthropic cousin, kicked off our nation’s most generous calendar month. Americans punch up their charitable donations in December, to over an estimated $1 billion a day. Why do we give? Many motives drive kind actions. We might donate to impress More

The Arithmetic of Compassion

The New York Times: WE all can relate to the saying “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of victims. In the 1950s, the psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton studied survivors of More