"The landscape of America is littered with monuments to business philanthropy. Look at great universities like Stanford or Chicago. Or great art galleries like the Getty or the Frick. Or great medical institutions like Rockefeller University. Every one of them is the product of a large private fortune translated into a large public good. Andrew Carnegie and John d. Rockefeller were hard faced men who destroyed their competitors and crushed trade unions. But they were also great philanthropists. Carnegie's dictum that "the man who dies rich dies disgraced" created a fashion among his fellow robber barons for pouring money into universities, art galleries and medical schools.

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