John Stossel on Supporting Real Charity

100 dollar billWhen you
give, do you know your money will help someone? Social workers say,
“Don’t give to beggars.” Those who do give are “enablers,” helping
alcoholics and drug users to continue bad habits. It’s better to
give to charities that help the “homeless.” I put “homeless” in
quotes because my TV producers have quietly followed a dozen of the
more convincing beggars after “work,” and all had homes. Their
success, however, means that people who give them money, no matter
how good their intentions, are not engaging in real charity. Giving
may make you feel better, but it doesn’t make the world a better
place. So where should we give? John Stossel
says the answer is in supporting charities whose work you can see,
and building businesses that create jobs and wealth. 

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