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by Hannah Leitheiser

Malthus

#malthus #populationgrowth

The Challenge of World Poverty MIT Course 14.73

Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee

2011

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2019-08-20

Malthus posited a carrying capacity of a human environment; exceed some population and suffering and decline is imminent. I don't have access to this paper, but the study looks at the world population growth graphed relative to population, and at least I think you can say no clear world carrying capacity for humans is shown. This is an awfully political topic, though, that's interesting because it doesn't separate right/left like others.