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The American Republican attitude (and probably those of other right wing political parties) is probably that people should have the least government interference, but the profit motive of the rich only keeps the rich rich and does not benefit the rest of us. RegardsPaulNZWhat do you think?
Also, American Republicans/conservatives give a far higher percentage of their income to charity than does the left wing. So the argument that they are purely profit based in their attitudes is not supportable.
Quote from: norcalclimber on 09/06/2010 16:57:40Also, American Republicans/conservatives give a far higher percentage of their income to charity than does the left wing. So the argument that they are purely profit based in their attitudes is not supportable.Have you got any statistical evidence of this? Also, what 'charities' are they predominantly giving to? For instance, raising money for continuing cancer research is admirable, but it's not going make a great deal of difference to the majority of the population of sub-Saharan Africa.
And here is one of the many rebuttals of the spurious author who's core to that particular article...http://stevereuland.blogspot.com/2006/11/who-really-cares-about-arthur-brooks.html
Not a very good rebuttal though, especially since he claims the numbers are wrong, but doesn't back it up. But this is a science forum not a political one, so if you want to continue to believe that republicans are evil and only care about profit....your loss.