Malthusian theory


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Noun1.malthusian theory - Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistenceMalthusian theory - Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
economic theory - (economics) a theory of commercial activities (such as the production and consumption of goods)
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I, too, have written to query whether Climate Change is the 21st century manifestation of the Malthusian Theory, but the 'natural disaster' theory simply is not powerful enough to counteract the unchecked population growth.
According to the Malthusian theory (1798) of population, in a series of 25 years intervals the food grows at a slow arithmetic ratio as 1,2,3,4 while the human population grows at a quick geometric ratio as 2, 4, 6, 8, and 16.
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How does this change relate to Boserupian or Malthusian theory? Are we now facing purely economic pressure to innovate, or do demographic drivers remain but in a changed guise?
Those days the ministry had such mundane concerns as fighting polio and proving the Malthusian theory wrong.
out of such depraved conceptions this professed man of God formulated a monstrous doctrine, the Malthusian Theory that man is a mere breeding machine like the codfish whose progeny, but for "slaughter of the innocents," would devour all subsistence and be self-extinguished.
Besant was not the first person to offer colonial poverty as evidence of Malthusian theory; a number of British administrators in India had already concluded that famine was the result of "unchecked" population growth.
It was this fact that subsequently resulted in detailed and critical discussions of the Malthusian theory, including by Marx (1876) (Huinink, 2000).
element altogether, Sen refutes Malthusian theory by demonstrating the
One of the most prominent is environmental determinism, "characterized by the various limitations posed by the physical environment such as ways in which human development is altered or hindered by the environment." (1) In this particular study, environmental determinism is most visible in the Malthusian theory of population: the principle that human populations grow exponentially while food production grows at an arithmetic rate." (2) In Rwanda, for example, related concepts such as carrying capacity and unsustainable agricultural land practices appear frequently to support or allude to Malthusian ideas.
The Malthusian theory of population growth gave Britain's rising middle class exactly the moral insulation it needed to defend its selfishness.