Since this is the season of giving, I thought some of you would like to help me out on this topic... we already discussed how conservatives are happier than liberals... but are they more charitable as well? Apparently so according to a liberal NYT op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/opinion/21kristof.html?_r=1&emc=eta1 Mr. Kristof quoted a Mr. Arthur Brooks who had writen a book on the topic and said: The article even goes beyond financial giving and covers topics such as blood donation: Anyway, when we discussed 'happiness' earlier, a few of you claimed that it was simply due to an "ignorance is bliss" event. I'm just curious on all of your thoughts on this issue. BTW, I hope everyone here had a very Happy Holidays and a great New Years!