Cynicism

Cynicism - Cynicism o Recall Women were passive; make home...

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Cynicism o Recall Women were passive; make home a haven Figures that were great figures of mobility o CARNIGE Became a member of THE GOSPEL OF SUCCESS Wrote “Triumphant Democracy” in ’86-golden age not gilded age like TWAIN He drew on SPENCER as giant big businesses were rising and such o 1889-wealth essay inspired by HERBERT SPENCER Said that costs were essentially and competition among men is essential for production o Some men will have to fall to the bottom, this is the best for the human race—influence from SPENCER (social Darwinism-survival of the fittest) The MAIN PROBLEM with his view: o How the wealthy distributed their wealth o He believed the rich, like God, should help themselves and others so the worthy poor could rise o So they should create institutions like parks, libraries, think-tanks, university, Carnegie Mellon, the Carnegie institute etc o This is the GOSPEL OF WEALTH o He gave away a lot of his money-didn’t fall under robber baron category o HENRY-CLAY FLICK Carnegie gave FLICK in charge of everything in the US, but a conflict in the steel company commenced o In 1892 more contracts were being negotiated, especially over payroll o Strikes commenced and so workers were prosecuted though the Union was weakened and there were still further wage cuts o Pinkertons were brought in to break up the strike
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