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Julia Nan Social Darwinism was the prevalent justification for the concentration of economic wealth for the mega monopolies of the industrial revolution period. Carnegie, Rockefeller and Sumner each gave their own interpretation this idea influenced by Darwin on the evolution of populations used to explain the contribution of money in the market. Andrew Carnegie, the Steel Barron, softened social Darwinism by stating that workers should have an equal distribution of wealth. Carnegie believed that the wealthy shouldn’t hog over all their money, yet they shouldn’t also spend their money aimlessly in lavishness. Carnegie proposed that the wealth should be circulating in the society and put to good use such as building libraries and parks for improving the worker’s minds so they can better produce service and goods for the society. However, he thought that money given aimlessly to uncreditable charities is improperly spending money. He believed that the people who deserved the wealth are those who worked hard for it and thus rewards should be giving to
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course CHIN 252 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Ahsanullah University of Sci & Tech.

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