This masterpiece of eighteenth-century British satire sparked great social controversy by rejecting a positive view of human nature and arguing the necessity of vice as the foundation of an emerging capitalist economy.
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About Bernard Mandeville
Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733) was a Dutch-English physician, philosopher, and political economist, whose best known work is The Fable of the Bees. Originally a poem in 1705 that eventually became a treatise by 1714, The Fable of the Bees suggested many key economic principles, including… More about Bernard Mandeville