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A Carnegie library is a library built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built between 1883 and 1929, including some belonging to public and university library systems. 1,689 were built in the United States, 660 in Britain and Ireland, 125 in Canada, and others in Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, the Caribbean, Mauritius and Fiji.

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U.S. BUSINESS / PHILANTHROPY. Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919) c.1905. He was a Scottish American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. After retiring in 1901 at the age of 66 as the world's richest man, Andrew Carnegie wanted to become a philanthropist, a person who gives money to good causes. He believed in the "Gospel of Wealth," which meant that wealthy people were morally obligated to give their money back to others in…

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In this getAbstract summary, you will learn: Why Andrew Carnegie believed that the distribution of wealth is a fundamental tenet of capitalism; How the law of competition influences a capitalist society; How the rich can and should leave a permanent legacy.

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“Savage Wealth“, more commonly known as “The Gospel of Wealth“, is an article written by Andrew Carnegie in 1889 that describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. Carnegie proposed that the best way of dealing with the new phenomenon of wealth inequality was for the wealthy to redistribute their surplus means in a responsible and thoughtful manner...... The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie

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The Gospel of Wealth Essays and Other Writings (Paperback)

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