Huey Long Gospel Of Wealth Summary

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In the 1935 radio address titled Share the Wealth given by Huey Long, Long laid out his political ideology to promote the greater good of society or the common good. During the year of 1935, Huey Long was suiting up for a presidential run against Franklin Delano Roosevelt, so therefore, he criticized Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and then proceeded to lay out his own solution. Long’s solution included six principles which were; first, every family will own a home that is worth more than or equal to one third of the average family wealth. Second, every family will own no more than three hundred times the average family wealth and no less than one third of the average family wealth. Third, every family will have an income equal to at least one third of the average family income and no more than three hundred times the average less than the ordinary income taxes. Fourth, pension to the old and tax levies on major fortunes. …show more content…

Carnegie is a believer that education creates the “wealth” seen through material items. Thus, the same education that created the wealth through material items is the same education in which shall determine the distribution of wealth. In short, those at the top who have earned material wealth through education in a way will accumulate power in the community (political power) and will be the best distributors of the wealth left to society.
Overall, this view does support the common good as it is a systematic view that is designed for the greater good of society. The way the view was presented was very vague which means that the moral of the view can be challenged. Assuming that the view is carried out in vision in which I interpreted it, it does support the common good as the most intelligent should lead the community. It is to be noted that depending on the people leading, corruption may occur and thus make the view non-compatible to the common

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