The ideas of Thomas Malthus, discussed in an earlier post, didn’t just inspire questionable public policy over the years; they became part of a larger conversation among influential thinkers that encompassed political justice, natural science and evolution. William Godwin Malthus’ … Continue reading
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“The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man.” –Thomas Malthus Thomas Malthus With the world’s population nearing 8 billion, many people are discussing the likely influences that the growing number … Continue reading