Malthusian


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Malthusian

of or relating to the theory of the English economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766--1834) stating that increases in population tend to exceed increases in the means of subsistence and that therefore sexual restraint should be exercised
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Empirical research shows that the pre-industrial economy in England ceased to be Malthusian from the mid-17th century, when the preventive and positive checks were no longer apparent, and the system returned to Malthusian equilibrium very slowly.
An under-acknowledged Malthusian formula appears in popular TV: on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart casually invokes geometric versus arithmetic progression in a conversation with his guest Jim Cramer, of CNBC's "Mad Money" (airdate March 12, 2009).
In terms of hot-button issues, the Malthusian hysteria is over and a new topic--the global fertility implosion--has become a vital policy concern.
However, an optimal use rule can be derived that is constrained by absolute scarcity and decreasing quality thus incorporating the students' Malthusian concerns.
Both Malthusian Population Model and Logistic Model can meet requirement of precision in predicting the population growth of Jilin province.
The Malthusian epoch is overwhelmingly explained by the positive interaction between population and income, the forces are mutually supporting.
In fact, Malthus has been proved wrong, as there is no evidence, since the Industrial Revolution, of the binding constraints on economic expansion that we would expect in a Malthusian world.
The modern Malthusian must also tackle the two big objections that have been made to Malthus's theory for nigh on a century now, namely that improvements in the technology of food production on the one hand, and of contraception on the other, have defanged both jaws of the Malthusian trap.
He added that the aggregate figure and the growing population of the world continuously cause alarm in some circles and indeed the old Malthusian calculus continues to haunt us with questions like Will we outgrow our resource base?
It is about abandoning the Malthusian race toward overproduction and going back to the roots.
The author of scenario two waxes Malthusian in concluding that reduction of the human population is an inevitable consequence of severe climate change.