The Gospel of Wealth

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    Andrew Carnegie in “Gospel of Wealth” talks about the problem people were facing in 1889 was the administration of wealth, which was the era of industrial revolution. He was a person who didn’t want equality between wealthy and rich people, he always said rich people are the fittest and they should be. He gave reasons for what he said, people are poor because of themselves, they don’t work and don’t have education to progress. Carnegie was anti charity and didn’t support people who needed help. His thinking was to invest money on things where poor people will work and earn money for their living. Because poor people don’t know how to take advantage of money, that’s why they are poor. Carnegie believed that rich people should use their wealth to help the poor, but he did not say that they should just give the money away because the poor would not use it in the best ways. Therefore, the rich man should be paternalistic. He should spend his money for the benefit of the poor, just like parents spend for the benefit of their children without actually letting the children having the money. Carnegie thought whatever he was doing, he was doing it for the best of people. If Aristotle wrote to Carnegie on “Gospel of wealth” he would not praise what Carnegie has said about poor people and the prestige he gave to wealth people.…

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    Andrew Carnegie (modern America might know him from Carnegie Hall in NYC) was one of the many business leaders in the 19th Century to utilize the laissez-faire system of capitalism to become wealthy. Carnegie may not be all that well known today, but he left behind two important ideas that would set in motion a chain of events across society: the Gospel of Wealth and Social Darwinism. The Gospel of Wealth a was a principle to which Carnegie invented and subscribed that stated, “People should be…

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    The Gospel of Wealth Andrew Carnegie was the incarnation and manifestation of an ideal American Dream as he began his career as a replaceable servant and rose to power as he became a premier American Industrialist. Through years of hard work and determination he had finally become an established member of society when he started his Carnegie Steel Company. After attaining his massive wealth he published an essay in regards to the wealthy’s treatment of the laissez-faire, concerned about social…

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    Henry Demarest Lloyd, a Chicago muckraker, wrote in his book Wealth Against Commonwealth about his skepticism of the economy of the gilded age that tycoons such as Andrew Carnegie spoke of. Both Lloyd and Carnegie recognized that “the problem of [their] age is the proper administration of wealth” (52). Lloyd blamed monopolies for the disparity of wealth. However, in The Gospel of Wealth, Carnegie argues that the wealth disparity “is not to be deplored, but welcomed as highly beneficial” and…

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    money to frivolous things that would not actually help the communities. Carnegie wrote the “Gospel of Wealth” to urge other people of wealth to give back to their communities by doing it themselves. In the “Gospel of Wealth,” Carnegie’s opinion was that the rich and the poor are similar, and you cannot have one without the other. In the “Gospel of Wealth,” Carnegie stated that, “luxuries have become the necessaries of life… Laborer has now more comforts than the farmer had a few generations ago……

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    Devalued Wealth Today exist at the top of the economic stratum a small percentage of the overall United States’ population who relish in the great comforts and luxuries their wealth has permitted them to enjoy. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the stratum are those who cannot afford nor have access to the most basic resources. Despite numerous economic classes are here to undefined, the gap between the wealthy and the impoverished is nonetheless expansive. The wealthy are elite groups who have the…

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    Each essay presented in the chapter six conversation section expresses a perspective on what each individual's responsibility is to their community. Out of the seven beliefs presented, I find the idea that the rich should give their wealth to those in need the most compelling. In certain circumstances, those less fortunate need as much help as they can get. It’s a strange idea to think that there’s people who have billions of dollars in their bank account while there are still undeveloped…

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    Andrew Carnegie published his essay The Gospel of Wealth to fight for a change in capitalist world. He thinks that individual capitalist’s duty is to play a role in social and cultural influence, to improve the world. In his essay Carnegie mentions, “the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set an example of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display or extravagance” (The Gospel). Carnegie is saying that wealthy men need to be an example to everyone else. They need to act professional and…

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    Everyone wants to be rich. In The Gospel of Wealth written by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie focuses on the 1% of the world’s population. The Gospel of Wealth is a blend of Social Darwinism and philanthropy. The essay argues that the rich people are superior to all others and that they should use their money to aid less fit people. Furthermore, Margin Call is a movie that captures a day in a global financial services firm called Lehman Brothers. In the film the firm tries to avoid falling into a…

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    the poor. Many of the economic elite, Andrew Carnegie included, came to profit from the companies to the point where they controlled the majority of the nation’s wealth. They also came to agree with the views of Herbert Spencer, which was that the “fittest” would use their successes economically to help those in need (the weak); since they were rich, they were fit. This came to rapidly increase the inequality in society as the economic elite became wealthier, leaving a distinct gap between the…

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