Tag Archives: charity

Video: Arthur Brooks, Sen. Mike Lee at Sutherland event

If you haven’t had a chance to watch our video of Sen. Mike Lee and AEI president Arthur Brooks sharing ideas for fighting poverty, now’s a good time! Click on the photo at left.

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Generous Utah: Study says we’re tops in charitable giving

A new study once again confirms that Utah is the model for the country for charitable giving. The Chronicle of Philanthropy measured gifts to charity by analyzing itemized taxpayer deductions for 2012, and found Utah to have the highest rate … Continue reading

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Be ‘warriors’ for social justice, Mike Lee and Arthur Brooks tell audience at Sutherland event

Is social justice a conservative cause? Yes, absolutely. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explained why it’s not just a cause, but a moral imperative, last night at a Sutherland Institute dinner … Continue reading

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Finding the balance between a safety net and a spiderweb of corruption

As I write this I just finished reading the Lee Benson interview of United Way’s Deborah Bayle in the Deseret News. In full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of private social service agencies that institutionalize the use of tax … Continue reading

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Rico’s immigrant founder using his success to help others

Here’s a great example of private charity – made possible by a Mexican immigrant who arrived in Utah, got to work and created a successful business. Now he’s helping feed the hungry with the assistance of volunteers on bikes. From … Continue reading

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Intergenerational poverty, taxation and the Scrooge response

Earlier this week I spoke at an important conference on intergenerational poverty in Salt Lake City. Karen Crompton of Voices for Utah Children and State Senator Stuart Reid organized the conference and invited my participation as a follow-up to Senator … Continue reading

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Good signs for Utah from study of charitable giving

A recent study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy looked at Americans after-tax charitable giving based on recent tax returns to determine how financially generous people around the country are. The results should be very encouraging for Utahns. Utah ranked #1 … Continue reading

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Winds whip up power of people

  The 100-plus mph wind gusts in northern Utah caused millions of dollars of harm to people and property yesterday, but they also whipped up something else. As the powerful winds diminished, the power of people kicked into high gear. … Continue reading

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