In 2006, Americans gave more than $290 billion to charity. Which sounds great, but if our country is, as some say, “the most generous,” we should ask ourselves a few questions: why are there growing numbers in line at food banks? When will American people give as much per capita for international aid as the Netherlands, for one?

This is what Melissa S. Brown, Associate Director of Research, Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University; Managing Editor of Giving USA, spoke.

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