A Malthusian catastrophe

HR 1955 Serves Malthusian Collapse Plan

The most invidious reason that HR 1955 is being "legislated".


Malthusian Propaganda and the Uneducated

The Malthusian framework for understanding history

Population Growth: unnatural, unnecessary, unsustainable

The modern rise in population - why?

The Malthusian Theory In A Nutshell
A human patterns assignment about Malthus. Kurtzman, Wagman and I. As per usual I did the video.


Are we now headind down the road of Malthusian Theory

Malthusian Population Theory

Named after English economist the Reverend THOMAS ROBERT MALTHUS (1766-1834), who believed that population would increase at a geometric rate and the food supply at an arithmetic rate.
This disharmony would lead to widespread poverty and starvation which would only be checked by natural occurrences such as disease, high infant mortality, famine, war or moral restraint.
Malthusian population theory was eventually dismissed for its pessimism and failure to take into account technological advances in agriculture and food production.
In biology, the theory asserts that the reproductive potential of virtually any organism or SPECIES greatly exceeds the earth's capacity to support all its possible offspring. Consequently, species diversity is preserved through mechanisms that keep population sizes in check, such as predation.

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Malthusian thesis


Concept (external - login to view) that since food (external - login to view) production (external - login to view) can increase at only arithmetic rate (external - login to view) (see arithmetic progression (external - login to view)) whereas populations (external - login to view) tend to grow at geometric rate (see geometric progression (external - login to view)), the number of people would increase faster than the food supply (external - login to view). It warns that if this growth is not checked, total population (external - login to view) would eventually reach (external - login to view) a resource (external - login to view) limit (see 'Limits To Growth' Report (external - login to view)) which would result in decimation of sections (external - login to view) of the population by famine, disease, or war. Proposed by the UK economist and mathematician Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834) in his 1797 work (external - login to view) 'An Essay On The Principle (external - login to view) Of Population As It Effects The Future Improvement (external - login to view) Of Society.' It negates the belief that high birth rates (external - login to view) add to the natural wealth (external - login to view) of a nation, and advocates (external - login to view) moral (external - login to view) restraint (birth control (external - login to view) by abstinence or late marriage) to restrict the size of families (external - login to view).

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The World Food Crisis and Political Malthusianism

Government failure, not overpopulation, is the cause of higher food prices
Ronald Bailey (external - login to view) | July 8, 2008

Riots have broken out in more than a dozen countries as prices of food staples have doubled and reserves declined to their lowest levels in a generation. The world food crisis is at the top of the agenda at the Group of Eight summit meeting (external - login to view) in Japan this week.
Is Thomas Robert Malthus right after all, that human numbers have finally overwhelmed our ability to produce food, leading inevitably to mass starvation? In 1798, Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, where he famously asserted that "population does invariably increase where there are the means of subsistence." As a consequence, some portion of mankind must forever be starving; and, further, efforts to aid the hungry will only lead to more misery, as those initially spared from famine bear too many children to feed with existing food supplies.
In subsequent editions Malthus softened his dismal conclusions and argued that "preventative checks" could avert overpopulation by reducing birth rates. Preventative checks included later marriage and abstinence, along with indulgence in "unnatural passions" and "irregular connections," by which Malthus meant prostitution, abortion, masturbation, and homosexuality.
Modern disciples of Malthus have stressed the dismal checks on population, e.g., war, pestilence, and famine.
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Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834)
Introduction (external - login to view)
Malthus' Life (external - login to view)
Malthus' Essay On Population (external - login to view)
The Critics (external - login to view)
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