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issues part 2 questions 34 - APUSH Hofstadter Great Issues...

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APUSH Kaplan February 16, 2007 Hofstadter, Great Issues Part II # 3,4,7,9 1. According to Andrew Carnegie, the wealthy had three ways to dispose of their money. He claimed only one of these ways was socially responsible and the other two would harm both the person’s family and the state. Carnegie felt a millionaire leaving all of his money to his family would ultimately harm the millionaire’s children, as they would be dependent on that wealth and would never learn how to work or contribute to society. Carnegie described another way to dispose of wealth as leaving it all to the community after a wealthy person dies. This option also has problems, as many times the intentions for the money are not carried out. It also indicates the person did not care about his society during the time he was living, which Carnegie views as socially irresponsible. Carnegie claims that the wealthy, (which he defines as those with great fortunes, not those who have saved
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