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Domine, non sum dignus

How Government Growth Creates Scrooges

Scrooge’s nephew left the office and let in two men in the process. They came to ask for a donation for London’s poor. “At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge,” said the gentleman, taking up a pen, “it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir. Read more →

The extraordinary heart of a charity founder

Have you ever thought, “I need to do more for others?” I have. And I’ve made feeble attempts to satisfy that urge. Feeble. Still, when I’ve done something “good” for others with no expectation of return, I kind of thump my chest and smile at myself in the mirror like I’m some kind of big shot. Then my wife introduced me to Valerie Hays, and I realized how much more a person can do. Read more →