In comparison, we will discuss how high the expectation is for a person to give back in the situations that prosperous people are under today. “Besides this, it may be fairly said that no man is to be extolled for doing what he cannot help doing, nor is he to be thanked by the community to which he only leaves wealth at death.” Andrew Carnegie gives clear insight as how a wealthy individual should administer his money and about the wealthy individual. He explains that a man should not be blamed for coming to successes through his work, but should not take his success with him to the grave. Carnegie, a wealthy man who donated much of his wealth, goes on to say that any wealthy man should “attend to the administration of wealth in his lifetime” to have a proper positive influence on society. He goes on to support it with condemning a mass of wealth by the end of one’s lifetime and dying with it to “…work more for the injury…” With the question of whether a man should return his wealth to society by the end of his life out of the way, he goes on the say that it is better to be distributed by the person... ... middle of paper ... ...to return wealth to those who helped bring it about, it is unethical to require a person to undergo that course of action.
Immoral Materialism The desire to be rich is part of every American’s dream, but does one change when one becomes rich? Can one be happy and wealthy? Just as the characters in the novel The Great Gatsby, written by Scott Fitzgerald, people believe that money will buy them a happy life. In the almanacks of Poor Richard, quite a different approach at happiness is presented. Poor Richard writes about money as just a supplement to a wise man, that being knowledgeable and having a trade are far more respectable that inheriting money from a relative.
The decades after the Civil War rapidly changed the face of the United States. The rapid industrialization of the nation changed us from generally agrarian to the top industrial power in the world. Business tycoons thrived during this time, forging great business empires with the use of trusts and pools. Farmers moved to the cities and into the factories, living off wages and changing the face of the workforce. This rapid industrialization created wide gaps in society, and the government, which had originally taken a hands off approach to business, was forced to step in.
As the 19th century came to a close, the United States public reacted furiously to the increasing influence and wealth exhibited by large corporations, making clear the need to control these mammoth industries. The liberals of the early 1900s would be the ones to make such a change. At this time in history, liberals were “[n]ationalists who [b]elieved activist government, acting on behalf of the public, [s]hould preserve capitalism [b]y regulating big business and limiting monopoly” (“A Great Reconstruction”). Liberals were divided into two main camps: those, like Theodore Roosevelt, who believed big corporations should remain in society and those, like Woodrow Wilson, that wanted to break them up. The big businesses they wanted to control
Sathya Siddapureddy After the Civil War had ended a new age of industry was brought on to America. Because of natural resources like coal and iron ore, steel was a big product of american factories that helped to grow and expand the economy. Transportation and Technology also contributed to the growth of corporations in America. Ruthless and driven entrepreneurs bought more and more companies creating monopolies over industry like steel, oil, and the railroads. The Entrepreneurs became extraordinarily powerful in not only American economy, but also politics.
He now knew what his main objective was as a philanthropist that gained all the money in the country. Andrew Carnegie himself stated, “The duty of the man of wealth (is to) set an example of modest...living...:;and...to consider all surplus revenues...as trust funds… to produce the most beneficial results for the community - the man of wealth thus becoming the… agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience, and ability to administer: doing for them better than they would or for themselves…”(Document B 4). So from what you can tell so far about philanthropy you knew that he would give away his money. He once gave away approximately $350,695,653 (Document C). It shows that he’s not your average and greedy rich person and would rather give
A penny saved may be a penny earned, just as a penny spent may begin to better the world. Andrew Carnegie, a man known for his wealth, certainly knew the value of a dollar. His successful business ventures in the railroad industry, steel business, and in communications earned him his multimillion-dollar fortune. Much the opposite of greedy, Carnegie made sure he had what he needed to live a comfortable life, and put what remained of his fortune toward assistance for the general public and the betterment of their communities. He stressed the idea that generosity is superior to arrogance.
Bentley Drummle doesn't seem very pleasant to Pip, the only word Pip uses, that maybe a positive quality, is "proud", it maybe good, but Drummle may only be proud of his wealth and social status. Drummle is very wealthy, but yet he is very particular with it, "I wouldn't lend one of you a sixpence. I wouldn't lend anybody a sixpence." His speech indicates how he treats people and his money; it implies that he cares more for his money than to have friends, it also shows how unhelpful and uncaring he is. Drummle gives Pip a negative impression of high social society.
“Why of course you can!” (Gatsby 110). However, Gatsby’s expression may not be a possibility, but it is a motivation toward positive idealistic thinking. It is because humans are selfish beings’ which are simple minded and think of their own self. Also, Young Gatsby is an over achiever by becoming a quite wealthy, but there were many doubts about his past that holding him from moving forward. Nick Carroway state’s, “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us.
In the eyes of Pip a gentleman is to be wealthy, educated and have a high class, thus Pip's desires. In his mind, Pip has connected the ideas of moral, social, and educational advancement so that each depends on the others. The coarse and cruel Drummle, a member of the upper class, provides Pip with proof that social advancement has no inherent connection to intelligence or moral worth. Drummle is a lout who has inherited immense wealth, while Pip's friend and brother-in-law Joe is a good man who works hard for the little he earns. Significantly Pip's life as a gentleman is no more satisfying--and certainly no more moral--than his previous life as a blacksmith's apprentice.