I mentioned recently that anybody who wants to can make a donation to reduce the national debt. That raised an obvious question: How much money to people actually donate?
It turns out donations have been climbing lately; in fiscal year 2009, people gave more than $3 million, according to the Treasury department.
I'm trying to figure out who donates (really rich people?) and why (the principle of the thing? some kind of tax benefit?). I'll write a follow-up post if I find anything interesting.