unforgotten theory

Private Vices and a Just Society.

Posted by The Happy Tutor

In 1714 Mandeville's Fable of the Bees demonstrated that Private Vices are Public Benefits. Whether Wall Street, a Casino, a Bondage Bordello, or a Gin Mill, not only greed but all vices are good for business. But are they good for us? (RE: Bill Bennett's gambling addiction and comments by AKMA and Jonathon Delacour.)

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Not many people have read the fable of the bees, but you should know that it is primarily written in verse, it is written with a significant level of criticism toward early political economy and its embedding of the mores of the the church. Not a bad bit of writing though, fascinating for its day. Next thing you know someone will be bringing up Saint-Simon or the like