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Inspiring Generosity by Barbara Bonner (book review)
Barbara Bonner’s book Inspiring Generosity is a delightful combination of inspiring quotes about generosity and truly inspiring stories about people who exemplify generosity. Each quote reveals a different view of generosity, which combined are both moving and inspirational.
Would you give away half your wealth? Lessons from one family that did.
The Salwens' story started in 2006. While sitting with her her father in the family’s Toyota Scion at a traffic stop, then 14-year-old Hannah spotted a homeless man just across the street from a man driving a pricy Mercedes coupe.

“Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal,” Hannah said.
“Yeah,” her father replied. “But you know, if we had a less nice car, he could have a meal.”
How Much Are We Willing to Spend to Save a Life?
As former Director of Economic Analysis for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, I became used to seeing costs per life saved in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. That’s a stark contrast to the several thousands of dollars to save a life and $50 or less to prevent or cure a debilitating handicap via the charities spotlighted by The Life You Can Save.
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