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Malthus

Thomas Robert. 1766--1834, English economist. He propounded his population theory in An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798)
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Malthus enumerated the sources of human unhappiness as war, poverty, and disease.
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Malthus warned that if this was not done then nature would apply its own crude methods through epidemics, floods, earthquakes and other natural calamities.
Tragically, too many of us (including our political and religious leaders) have failed to pay attention to what Malthus tried to teach us.
Yet not one of the works devoted either to understanding the nature of the Keynesian revolution nor to examining the road between the Treatise on Money published in 1930 and the General Theory published in 1936, has suggested that the reason for this change in direction occurs specifically because Keynes was at that time updating his essay on Malthus.
In his portrait of Thomas Malthus, indeed, Hazlitt ultimately calls into question whether in fact it is a principle with which the public associates Malthus or a title page.
Malthus postulated a geometric rate of population growth (like compound interest on a bank deposit) and an arithmetic rate of growth (simple interest on a bank account) of food production.
It is unlikely that Barrera means the poverty observed and described by Malthus, for that, as is well known, belongs to the past: "Poverty may not have been eliminated but its continued presence does not reflect the ineluctable necessities of life in an economy in which output per head was bound to be low and to fluctuate alarmingly from one year to the next, but the characteristics of particular social, economic, and political systems (E.
Malthus didn't foresee that humankind could innovate its way out of the 19th-century numbers game: more people+limited arable land=hunger and death.
Malthus is not merely the possible object of a review Coleridge would have to write (Greenberg so) but also a key early thinker in political economy.
I would simply ask whether the human race can afford to take the risk, this time, that Malthus may have been right.
Two centuries ago Thomas Malthus was proclaiming another message.