E-mail this story
Charitable deduction a boon for society
On his 19th century travels through the United States, the French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville marveled at the American experience of a diversity of civic organizations formed through gifts of time and money. "Wherever at the head of some new undertaking you see the government in France, or a man of rank in England," he observed, "in the United States you will be sure to find an association."
By Phillip N. Baldwin and Ronald J. Daniels
December 31, 2012