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SO THIS IS SOMEONE POSTED This was an interesting article, which ties into other conversations that we have had regarding prosperity and wealth. The idea of the rich giving back came from Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was perhaps the first to state publicly that the rich have a moral obligation to give away their fortunes. In 1889, he wrote The Gospel of Wealth, in which he asserted that all personal wealth beyond that required to supply the needs of ones family should be regarded as a trust fund to be administered for the benefit of the community. andrew.html I fyou have not read Carnegies book it should definitely be on your list. Others, like Andrew Lloyd Weber gave their entire fortunes away and said that they would prefer that their children earn their own fortunes because they have the capabilities to do so.

While philanthropy may not always produce the outcome that was intended, neither does business. There will be failures and there will be successes. I also do not believe that it is a requirement for the rich to give their money away, but I respect those who choose to give away to help those who have not been as fortunate as themselves. In the case of Gates, Buffet, Jobs and many others I applaud them for giving to others.

The last thought I have is about how often the rich are ridiculed for having money and never giving enough. But so often those who are ridiculing give nothing saying that they would if they had more. But there is always someone who has less than you, so what are you trying to do to help that person to the level you obtained? Those who call for Shared prosperityneed to be willing to give away their fortunes, no matter how small.”