Andrew Carnegie, by B. L. H. Dabbs, 1896.
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Oil on canvas painting of Andrew Carnegie leaning agains the back of the chair

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

A devout believer in Social Darwinism, Andrew Carnegie opposed any government interference between an employer and his workers. Consistent with his beliefs, Carnegie also believed that government should impose high taxes on inherited wealth, arguing that "the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share," by "men who continue hoarding great sums their whole lives."

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