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.