Grumbling Hive Revisited: Private Greed, Public Need

Hardcover | August 5, 2015

byBernard Mandeville

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In the original Grumbling Hive, dishonesty and vice created employment and wealth, inspiring Adam Smith, whose idealization of  markets is a template for today’s unbridled capitalism. In Mandeville Sr.’s  fable, a turn to honesty by his bees ( miniature Europeans) ruins the economy. In Mandeville Jr.’s  fable, bees as they are, a  community based on mutual support and selfless care, are ruined by the adoption of  unbridled capitalism.

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In the original Grumbling Hive, dishonesty and vice created employment and wealth, inspiring Adam Smith, whose idealization of  markets is a template for today’s unbridled capitalism. In Mandeville Sr.’s  fable, a turn to honesty by his bees ( miniature Europeans) ruins the economy. In Mandeville Jr.’s  fable, bees as they are, a  comm...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:August 5, 2015Publisher:Bunim & BanniganLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1933480122

ISBN - 13:9781933480121

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