An Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Works by Thomas Malthus

An Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Works by Thomas Malthus

by Thomas Malthus
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An Essay on the Principle of Population and Other Works 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 halted by population growth. In addition to his famous essay on population, this work includes three other essays by Malthus: THE NATURE AND PROGRESS OF RENT, OBSERVATIONS ON THE EFFECT OF THE CORN LAWS, and THE GROUNDS OF AN OPINION ON THE POLICY OF RESTRICING THE IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN CORN. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013104778
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 07/25/2011
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 633 KB

About 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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