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Makers and Takers: How Conservatives Do All the Work While Liberals Whine and Complain

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In Makers and Takers you will discover why:

* Seventy-one percent of conservatives say you have an obligation to care for a seriously injured spouse or parent versus less than half (46 percent) of liberals.

* Conservatives have a better work ethic and are much less likely to call in sick than their liberal counterparts.

* Liberals are 2 times more likely to be resentful of ot
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ebook, 272 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Doubleday (first published 2008)
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Julie Golding Page
I bought this book after I read a fantastic review of it. The review challenged my social-moderate-with-liberal-leanings views and made me think it would be good for me to read this book, even if it might not be enjoyable to have liberal views laid bare in the same way that conservative views often are. Well, I was right about not enjoying it, but it wasn't because the liberal views were taken to task...this book is full of anecdotes, which should be a good thing, but they're recounted in a vitr ...more
Anthony
Schweizer thesis is pretty straight forward, Conservatives aren't what people think they are, and when I say people I mean gentlemen like George Lakoff who seem to think that if you don't believe in a broken welfare state or handouts for everyone then your a heartless moron who doesn't know how to think. Although I appreciate the view of Lakoff that I'm a moron and heartless, Schweizer gets it right through statistics and anecdotes on the realities of conservatives versus liberals. No surprises ...more
Michelle
This was well-written and entertaining. Schweizer cherry-picks his examples, but I can see why--we've been presented a "story" in this country that the progressive-left are the intelligent, reasonable, kind, loving and altruistic, while everyone who disagrees with them are barbaric, stupid, angry, mean, vicious and selfish. Anyone who has met more than one "liberal" or "conservative" ought to be able to take this ridiculous generalization to task, but it seems we rarely do, at least if one liste ...more
Rhonda
Author explains the differences between liberals and conservatives.

To quote the author in his conclusion:

"I began this book with two simple assumptions: first, that ideas influence our behavior; and second, that modern liberals and conservatives have distinctly different behavioral patterns reflecting their different philosophies.
Brendan Steinhauser
This is an excellent book that destroys certain liberal myths about conservatives. The book cites studies that show conservatives to be more hard working, happier, more family oriented, less materialistic, more honest and more generous than liberals. This book is well worth a read.
MG
Stuff 99% of Conservatives already know, validated by endless statistics. Not an engaging read, but still worth it if you want to validate being Conservative and happy. (Don't feel guilty... you're not doing anything wrong.)
Douglas Wilson
The thesis of this book -- that conservatives are far more generous in their personal lives than liberals -- is in equal measure both surprising and predictable.
Squire
Good data to back it up. Everyone should read it, but only conservative leaning folks are likely to do so, which is too bad.
John
an interesting description of the differences between conservatives and liberals
Gary
Scientific proof that liberalism causes mental disorders.
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PETER SCHWEIZER is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. From 2008-9 he served as a consultant to the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting and he is a former consultant to NBC News. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. His books include The Bushes, Reagan's ...more
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