Thomas Robert Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus was an English cleric and scholar, influential in the fields of political economy and demography. He is best known for his theory that population growth will always tend to outrun the food supply and that betterment of humankind is impossible without strict limits on reproduction. This theory is now known as Malthusianism. His most notable work is 'An Essay on the Principle of Population', published in 1798.

Books

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  1. 1. An Essay on the Principle of Population

    This influential work explores the theory that population growth will always tend to outrun the food supply and that betterment of humankind is impossible without strict limits on reproduction. The author argues that poverty, disease, and starvation are all necessary to keep societies from moving beyond their means of subsistence. The book's grim outlook and controversial theories have sparked significant debate and criticism since its publication.

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