malthusian : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a believer in Malthusian theory
  • a  of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism

  • That's a pretty neo-malthusian statement about the inability of the planet's population to double or not.
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  • Crop Yields
    According to the Malthusian theory of population, population increases in a geometrical ratio, whereas food supply increases in an arithmetic ratio. He was wrong because technology pushed improvements in yield at a far faster pace than population could grow. Still the idea is simple: There is only so much food that can be produced and if population grows then some one will starve Crop yields ...
    June 20, 2013 - Environmental News Network

  • Barack Obama in Forbes
    I've never bought into these Malthusian, woe, Chicken Little, the earth is falling. I tend to be pretty optimistic,said Obama, once a long-shot candidate for the White House. "I wouldn't be here if I weren't pretty optimistic."
  • Jonah Goldberg in New York Times Blogs (blog)
    Goldberg, however, agrees with the critique that "Wall-E" is a bit of "Malthusian fear mongering" from Pixar.

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