Bernard Mandeville

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Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was a philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. He became famous for The Fable of the Bees. more »

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  • ''We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service.''
    Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733), Dutch-born British author, physician. "Remark (V)," The Fable of the Bees (1714, revised 1723).
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