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The "gospel of wealth" essays and other writings

Author: Andrew Carnegie; David Nasaw
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andrew Carnegie was a critical agent in the triumph of industrial capitalism in the decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century and by 1901 was arguably the richest man in the world. Differing from his contemporary Gilded Age industrial barons not in the means of accumulating his millions but in the ends to which he put them, Carnegie vowed to give back to the community all he earned. The "Gospel of  Read more...
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Named Person: Andrew Carnegie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Carnegie; David Nasaw
ISBN: 014303989X 9780143039891
OCLC Number: 70129190
Description: xiii, 109 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The gospel of wealth --
The best fields for philanthropy --
The advantages of poverty --
The gospel of wealth II --
Wealth and its uses --
Business --
The three-legged stool.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Andrew Carnegie ; selected and introduced by David Nasaw.
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Argues that the accumulation of wealth is beneficial to society and the government should take no action to impede it.  Read more...

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