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Definitions of MALTHUSIAN THEORY
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By Princeton University
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The theory of Malthus, 1798, that population would soon outrun the means of subsistence, unless held back by the external checks of vice, misery, and moral restraints ; the argument being that population increases in a geometrical, food in an arithmetical, ratio.
By Henry Percy Smith
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