Malthusian theory

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Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence

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Even Stephen Brosha, who targets ideas similar to Diamond ("population and land pressure coupled with unsustainable agricultural practices," (31) as causes for the genocide argues that Malthusian theory ".
He was a fan of classical economist Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), and quoted the Malthusian theory of population so often that he was actually known as Malthus on the campus.
We do not have an effective population control programme and it seems to me that people at large know this for they are doing their bit in subscribing to the Malthusian theory of population.
Fifthly, there is the issue of priority in recognising the importance of Malthus and Malthusian theory.
10) Malthusian theory regarded the children of the poor, especially illegitimate children, whose mothers could not afford to support them, as a surplus population: a drain on public resources, and leading to, in Malthus' euphemistic phrase, a "positive check" on population.
Pedersen's "arguments" are merely long refuted and completely false Malthusian theory.
The chapter by Robert Bedeski demonstrates the dilemma of neo-Malthusians; they fail to adduce consistent empirical evidence to affirm the Malthusian theory and also to acknowledge that human population is a resource.
It is this enduring aspect of Malthusian theory that Ross explores in the bulk of his book.
Bailey's own essay, "The Progress Explosion: Permanently Escaping the Malthusian Trap," is one of the best ripostes to Malthusian theory around.