Malthus, Thomas R.

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Thomas R., English statistician and clergyman, 1766-1834.
malthusianism - the theory that the world's population will outgrow the food supply.
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But Malthusianism is nothing if not pessimism, and pessimism pervades the green movement, and Weisman rejects it.
Those who believed in Hobbism or Malthusianism readily interpreted Darwin's new perspective as further exemplifying their views.
93) Thus, in the context of environmental Malthusianism, the real population problem is not in China, India, or Rwanda, but in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Both my empirical and theoretical studies have mostly confirmed the prior discoveries by Colin Clark, Simon Kuznets, Harold Barnett, and Ester Boserup (and the speculations by Alexander Everett, Friedrich Engels, and Henry George) showing that first-edition Malthusianism does not fit various sets of relevant long-run data (as Malthus himself published in his second and subsequent editions); models that allow for human adaptation to physical conditions through increases in knowledge fit the facts much better in the long ran.
SUDDENLY, SEEMINGLY OUT of the blue, Malthusianism has become fashionable again.
Thanks to that grounding, he knew the doctrine of anti-natal Malthusianism, or neo-Malthusianism, to be patently ahistorical.
Ever since, biologists have been entranced by the idea that if Malthusianism can explain the operation of the natural world, it should also explain human societies.
capitalism, patriarchy, and Malthusianism have shaped social and
They transmuted the old punitive Malthusianism into a new eugenic concern that early marriages would sap the "race.