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By Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

American enterprise has continually had deep roots in group. For over a century, the rustic seemed to philanthropic industrialists to finance hospitals, parks, libraries, civic courses, neighborhood welfare and catastrophe relief. Worker-centered capitalists observed the place of work as an extension of the group and poured thousands into colleges, activity education and grownup schooling. usually criticized as welfare capitalism, the program was once particular within the world.
Lesser recognized capitalists like Peter Cooper and George Westinghouse led the move within the mid– to overdue 1800s. Westinghouse, specifically, concerned about strong wages and advantages. Robber barons like George Pullman and Andrew Carnegie could later achieve corrupting the better advantages of worker-centered capitalism. this is often the tale of these finished americans who sought to stability the buildup of wealth with communal responsibility.

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