Who is Thomas Robert Malthus?

  • (noun): An English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834).
    Synonyms: Malthus, Thomas Malthus

Thomas Robert Malthus

The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus FRS (13 or 14 February 1766 – 23 or 29 December 1834) was a British scholar, influential in political economy and demography. Malthus popularized the economic theory of rent.

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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)

    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)