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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This calls into question whether it is appropriate to build theories on the assumption that humanity was subject to a one-good Malthusian constraint prior to the Industrial Revolution.
He sees eugenics as a component of Keynes's early life anxieties over Malthusian population traps but not his later and more famous economic works.
Because the pricing of ecosystems services is so open to manipulation, the extreme left (the Malthusians and the deep ecologists) and the extreme right (those who oppose any regulation outside of common law) are tempted to develop relevant language skills.
Socialist and non-socialist politics were equally girded by their engagement with Malthusian arguments and Spencerian utopianism.
As the famine began to make headlines in Britain, some commentators turned to Malthusian explanations.
The Malthusian regime was followed by the Post-Malthusian regime, in which rising income led to rising population growth rates.
This Research Brief is based on WIDER Working Paper 2014/124 'Shipping around the Malthusian trap' by Michael Grimm, Claude Wetta, and Aude Nikiema.
(4) "Theories of Population," "The Geometric Ratio," "subsistence," "Supply" and "Demand"--all are keywords of Malthusian political economy, "geometric ratio" perhaps the most marked as a Malthusian phrase, designating the rate of increase of animal populations (destined to outstrip any increase in the vegetal kingdom, which according to Malthus would increase only along an "arithmetic ratio").
Still, many Americans have not yet gotten over their fear of a Malthusian dystopia--Rev.
Both Malthusian Population Model and Logistic Model can meet requirement of precision in predicting the population growth of Jilin province.
Ayres writes, "sometimes large events go unrecognized, if only because our vision is so focused on what's immediately around us." According to Ayres, as Americans continue the race to invent, bring to market, and build wealth, we ignore the specter of catastrophic climate change, ecological failure, resource wars, peak oil, and Malthusian outcomes.
Unified Growth Theory by economist Oded Galor advances a theory of economic growth that accounts for the Malthusian epoch (100,000 BCE-1750), Post-Malthusian regime (1750-1870), and the Modern Growth regime (1870-present).