But there seems to be a question preceding this : Why did I become a business man I I am sure that I should never have selected a business career if I had been permitted to choose. The auto- biographical fragment which precedes the essays proper was written for the "Youth's Companion"; the other papers were first published in the "Century Magazine," the "North American Review," the "Forum," the " Contemporary Review," the " Fortnightly Review," the " Nineteenth Cen- tury," and the " Scottish Leader." INTRODUCTION HOW I SERVED MY APPRENTICESHIP 1 IT is a great pleasure to tell how I served my apprenticeship as a business man..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover.
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According to Carnegie, the explanation for the change can be found in “the manufacture of product” (3), which requires a very different process now than before, when “ll intercourse between them is at an end” (5), friction between the two often results.
Similar to the price society pays for cheaper goods is the “price which society pays for the law of competition” (6).
169 DEMOCRACY IN ENGLAND 209 HOME RULE IN AMERICA 221 DOES AMERICA HATE ENGLAND? 251 IMPERIAL FEDERATION 269 The various articles in this volume are reprinted by permission of the publishers of the periodicals in which they originally appeared.
DISTANT POSSESSIONS : THE PARTING OF THE WAYS AMERICANISM VERSUS IMPERIALISM ....Carnegie points out that objectors to this capitalist system, such as “the Socialist or Anarchist who seeks to overturn present conditions” (7), compromise civilization as a whole when they challenge “the right of the laborer to his hundred dollars in the savings bank and equally the legal right of the millionaire to his millions” (7).The individualism that movements like communism seek to destroy is “what is practicable now” (7).The question of selling the old looms and start- ing for the United States came up in the family council, and I heard it discussed from day to day.It was finally resolved to take the plunge and join relatives already in Pittsburg.To prove his point, Carnegie writes about a memory of “visiting the Sioux” (1); during this visit, he noticed that the residence of the chief looked “just like the others in external appearance” (1).Carnegie compares the living situations of the Sioux with the difference between “the palace of the millionaire and the cottage of the laborer with us to-day” (1) to demonstrate the changes in American society that have taken place over the years.These changes are not negative, but “essential for the progress of the race” (2).After all, Carnegie points out, “the ‘good old times’ were not good old times” (2) and besides, “whether the change be for good or ill, it is upon us, beyond our power to alter” (2). What I could get to do, not what I desired, was the question. The eldest son of parents who were themselves poor, I had, fortunately, to begin to perform some useful work in the world while still very young in order to earn an honest livelihood, and was thus shown even in early boyhood that my duty was to assist my parents and, like them, become, as soon as possible, a bread-winner in the family.