Last August, the Chronicle of Philanthropy
published a study showing that New England was home to the six least charitable states in the countryundefinedMassachusetts ranked 47th. The conservative bloggerati nearly had a heart attack of joy. Jeff Jacoby, as is his wont, went apoplectic in the Globe
, deriding the “stingy liberals” around here, and proclaiming that all of our blue-state talk of equality, fairness, and helping one another was total hogwash. Except it wasn’t.