The Gospel Of Wealth : Andrew Carnegie

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The Gospel of Wealth Reality In Andrew Carnegie’s “The Gospel of Wealth” he outlines what the rich man’s responsibilities to the public is regarding his wealth. Andrew Carnegie was one of his times wealthiest men and wrote this in 1889. He states that, “Our duty is with what is practicable now-with the next step possible in our day and generation. It is criminal to waste our energies in endeavoring to uproot, when all we can profitably accomplish is to bend the universal tree of humanity a little in the direction most favorable to the production of the good fruit under existing circumstances (Carnegie 23-24).” In his writing he talks about the best way to dispose of the wealth one has acquired. The remainder of this paper will address the three ways he believed that wealth should be handled and the issues that that brings. Carnegie believed that it is disgraceful to die a wealthy man and leave it solely for your family. He believes that this is because of misguided affections in many cases. He speculates that it is not in the best interest for the family or the state. However, h...
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