Thomas Robert Malthus


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  • ''Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio. A slight acquaintance with numbers will show the immensity of the first power in comparison of the second.''
    Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), British economist, sociologist. An Essay on the Principle of Population, ch. 1 (1798).
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  • ''The passion between the sexes has appeared in every age to be so nearly the same, that it may always be considered, in algebraic language as a given quantity.''
    Thomas Robert Malthus (1766-1834), British economist, sociologist. An Essay on the Principle of Population, ch. 8 (1798).

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