Self-Interest and Social Order in Classical Liberalism: Bernard Mandeville v. Francis Hutcheson

George H. Smith discusses what Bernard Mandeville meant in saying that private vices produce public benefits, and how Francis Hutcheson criticized that theory.

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George H. Smith discusses what Bernard Mandeville meant in saying that private vices produce public benefits, and how Francis Hutcheson criticized that theory.

Originally published in essay form on January 23, 2015.

Narrated by Daniel Hyland.