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Monday, February 15, 2010

$16 million gift goes to the Marion foundation

Here is another large charity gift in the state of Ohio on the books. Apparently it's not even just part of their fortune, but everything they had. It is notable that this gift will double the size of the Marion foundation to give out grants and scholarships.

Various leftists continue to downplay or even denigrate the value of charity in our society. But it is clear in this news and elsewhere that people continue to give, even in this down economy. This is seemingly in direct contradiction to their bleak world view, where only the government is willing to help the poor. As we can see that is far from the truth.

As I have said here before, I believe government's social programs are not charity, but theft. Only a small portion of our taxes ever reach the poor. Most of the stolen booty is lost in bureaucracy and corruption. And if it wasn't for the politicians severe mismanagement of the economy, there would be a lot less poverty to begin with.

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