An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus

An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus

by Thomas Malthus
     
 

AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION is one of the earliest works on population increase and its effects on society. Malthus noted that the endless increase in population was unsustainable and would be eventually checked by disease, war, or famine (Malthusian Catastrophes). In his view, Malthus believed that progress toward a utopian society would eventually be…  See more details below

Overview

AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION is one of the earliest works on population increase and its effects on society. Malthus noted that the endless increase in population was unsustainable and would be eventually checked by disease, war, or famine (Malthusian Catastrophes). In his view, Malthus believed that progress toward a utopian society would eventually be halted by population growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013104891
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
07/25/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
383 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) was a British scholar, economist, and clergyman who formulated the economic theory of Rent and wrote about the consequences of unchecked population growth. Malthus generally took a skeptical view of the future improvement of human society due to runaway population growth, noting the tendency for population to increase geometrically while food production only increased arithmetically. A series of crises, Malthus theorized, would eventually "check" the human population.

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