Andrew Carnegie

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Andrew Carnegie was not only an outstanding industrialist, but also a great philanthropist. In the excerpt from page 105, Carnegie is stating that an end to Individualism would result in a revolution not an evolution because it is changing human nature itself, and there would be no way to know if it would even be a change for the better. This excerpt was one trying to convey a communist utopia; a policy of working for the …

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…myself. In some ways, Individualism is effective and in many ways it makes for a selfish society. I believe that wealth is not a bad commodity, but when taken to an extreme it can become harmful. Although a captain of industry, Andrew Carnegie was peculiarly naïve or perhaps just eternally optimistic about human nature. He shared with many other philosophers in his democratic faith of common sense, decency and nobility of spirit within people.