Thomas Malthus

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Synonyms for Thomas Malthus

an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)

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He maintains that under Malthusian scarcity "demand greatly exceeds supplies," and there is "general unmet demand" (207-8).