By rags to riches, i mean he litterally had nothing. used all his money coming to the States. 0. That's pretty much the lowest you can come.
I'm not trying to deny that people have moved up economically, it happens. Thats what so great about this country. I was just emphisizing the fact that Carnegie literally had nothing, and because ridiculously rich.
Also, i agree with you on the schooling thing. I was just refering to the whole factory scenario. You could literally work to death, and not get anywhere.
I was already rambling on in my first post, i didn't want to keep adding to it. But yes, you and i basically share the same ideas.