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Andrew Carnegies perspective on the relationship between the rich and the poor is quite simple He believed that there would always be rich and poor and that was a characteristic of the advancement of civilization Much better this great irregularity than universal squalor he says Carnegie 225 Without this difference between the classes he believed that we would not be as well situated as far as universal wealth as we are today He further stated that the millionaire will be but a trustee for the poor Carnegie 230 He obviously believed that wealth was a necessity of life He worked his whole life to be rich but he was not a miser He thought that the role of a millionaire was to gather as much money as possible than redistribute it throughout the community for the betterment of the people He thought that a millionaire by being able to make the money in the first place had proved himself able to better manage the money than the community as a whole The biblical aspect in comparison is very wary in condoning great wealth It cautions that it is the reason for gathering the great wealth that matters not the final distribution of it If one gathers great wealth merely for the purpose of gathering great wealth that is greed and it is sinful in the eyes of the bible However if one finds in himself the ability to make large amounts of money easily and then decides to do so exclusively for the good of others than it is right and good and virtuous to do so It is said in Galatians 67 A man reaps what he sows Therefore if one sows in greed and sin than one will reap more of the same He may have great wealth but he will not be happy and may be reviled and destroyed However if one sows in goodness and with philanthropic motives
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