Which industry proved to be the most beneficial to American society at the turn of the 20th century?
Read the excerpt from Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth,” watch the video clip of this doucment: Link(Links to an external site.)and answer the question below:
Question: What responsibility, if any, do the wealthy have to the rest of society? What can “The Gospel of Wealth” tell us about Andrew Carnegie and his views on wealth?
You must answer to the discussion prompt in 300 words and give a substanial respond to one classmate in 200 words. Make sure you cite your evidence in your response.
Cite/Citation definition: a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work
Andrew Carnegie, “The Gospel of Wealth” 1889 excerpt:
This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set anexample of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display of extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and after doing so to consider all surplus revenues . . . asa matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, isbest calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community—the man of wealth thus becoming the mere agent and trustee forhis poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, ex-perience, and ability to administer, doing for them better than theywould or could do for themselves. .