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A nutty anecdote

Posted by: MDG on December 22, 1999 at 17:23:20:

In Reply to: Charity exists even in the harshest of circumstances. posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on December 22, 1999 at 15:48:00:

While anecdotes do not an argument make, they are a form of evidence:

Some years back while canvassing for ACORN in Boston, a group dedicated to helping the poor (and at that time, fighting Reagan), I experienced the following: we collected far more money from working class houses than we did from those in the wealthier burbs. With the exception of a few wealthy leftists who gave bigtime (who often invited us in for tea, etc., bless their liberal hearts), the poor folk were far and away more willing to give us a few dollars (when they weren't calling us commies and sicking their snarling german shepherds on us -- true story, and before that, I never knew I could fly!).

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