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The deceased rich people usually make sure that their

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The deceased rich people usually make sure that their family remains as comfortable as they were and also, so they can maintain their legacy. The second mode is wealth being left for the poor in terms of charities and donations. Very few wealth people tend to use this mode. The last mode is when the rich people administer their wealth while they are still alive. This is a very rare condition because not many rich people wake up one morning and just decide to go and give their wealth away. All three modes are possibilities but they seem to result in more bad than good. In the first mode, one never understands the purpose of hard work if something comes for free. If a parent dies and leaves their wealth to their children, the children tends to become very comfortable thus the luxury of wealth creates laziness. What is there to work for when you
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THE GOSPEL OF WEALTH HISTORY 2110 already have all that you need. In the second mode, is the administration of wealth to the less fortunate a blessing or a last resort. Why not give your wealth while you are alive over before passing away? Is it a way for the dying wealth person to feel better about themselves because they are doing a good deed before they die? Well, one may only wonder what their intensions are. According to Andrew Carneiger, this seems like the proper mode of administering wealth so that it is not only thrown into the hands of the few. To some extent, I agree with him because it seems like the only way that the poor get access to the wealth of the rich people. This wealth that comes through aid, donations, and charities, can actually be a way to bring the gap and allow the poor to enjoy the wealth of the rich
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  • Fall '12
  • JosephBagley
  • Poverty, rich people, Wealth condensation, Andrew Carneige

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