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Fable of the Bees Vol 2

by Bernard Mandeville

ISBN 0865970742 / 9780865970748 / 0-86597-074-2
Publisher Liberty Fund Inc.
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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It used to be that everyone read the "notorious" Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733). He was a great satirist and come to have a profound impact on economics, ethics and social philosophy. "The Fable of the Bees" begins with a poem and continues with a number of essays and dialogues. It is all tied together by the startling and original idea that "private vices" (self-interest) lead to "public benefits" (the development and operation of society). [via]