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July 16, 2007

News & Opinion: Could Carnegie do it today?

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 1:25 PM – Filed under: Publishing Industry

Back around the early 1900s, Andrew Carnegie set out to build libraries -- 2509 libraries, in fact. 1689 of which were built in the United States.
The folks over at Freakonomics point out that publishing was a completely different animal then than it is now. They ask, if Carnegie hadn't built libraries, could Bill Gates do it today? Or would book publishers fight back?