An Essay on the Principle of Population
By Thomas Malthus
(Book Jungle, Paperback, 9781438503837, 148pp.)
Publication Date: October 2008
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Thomas Robert Malthus FRS (13 February 1766 23 December 1834) was an English political economist and demographer who expressed views on population growth and noted the potential for populations to increase rapidly, and often faster than the food supply available to them. Commentators may refer to such a runaway scenario, as outlined in Malthus's treatise An Essay on the Principle of Population, as a "Malthusian catastrophe."