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The Gospel of Wealth

- Andrew Carnegie

In 1889, Andrew Carnegie published, in the North American Review, his treatise on the moral obligation of the rich to use their money to benefit society.  During his lifetime he donated more than $350 million to a variety of causes, including the establishment of numerous libraries and Carnegie Mellon University. 
The Gospel of Wealth is often referenced as the inspiration of modern philanthropy, ushering in a new vision for giving by this country's wealthiest individuals as well as spawning an era of burgeoning philanthropic enterprise around the world.
Please click the link below to read Carnegie's Gospel of Wealth, courtesy of The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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