Why did Purinton believe that business was “the salvation of the world,” the  

way the “human race is fi nally to be redeemed”? Did he see no difference  

between American values and business values?

 Why did Purinton believe that business was the “fi nest game,” the “soundest  

science,” the “fullest education,” the “fairest opportunity,” the “cleanest philanthropy,” and the “sanest religion”? How might his views be “challenged by  

many readers”?

. What lessons could ordinary citizens learn from big businesses, according to  


Would employees and customers of these businesses agree about  

these lessons or might they see things differently?