Brother, can you spare sixteen cents?

Andrew Carnegie was visited by a fervent socialist who spoke at some length about the evils of capitalism and the need for the fair distribution of wealth. Finally Carnegie called his secretary and asked for two figures: the total value of his assets and the latest estimate of the world population. After a simple calculation he instructed his secretary: “Give this gentleman sixteen cents. That’s his share of my wealth.”

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