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Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” and the Gates/Buffett Giving Pledge

Andrew Carnegie’s essay titled “Gospel of Wealth” published in 1901, is the touchstone of the great American philanthropic tradition.  Its central thesis warns against extreme wealth being passed on to heirs or even charitable institutions ill-equipped to administer its effective disposition.  Carnegie’s position on the “duty of the man of Wealth” is quite clear:

Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth” and the Gates/Buffett Giving Pledge

Author: 
John Fullerton

Andrew Carnegie’s essay titled “Gospel of Wealth” published in 1901, is the touchstone of the great American philanthropic tradition.  Its central thesis warns against extreme wealth being passed on to heirs or even charitable institutions ill-equipped to administer its effective disposition.  Carnegie’s position on the “duty of the man of Wealth” is quite clear:

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