Classics: Malthus’ Principles of Political Economy

Malthus cautioned law makers on the effects of...

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While best remembered as the man who predicted that population would grow faster than the Earth’s ability to feed it (a theorem not yet entirely discredited, Green Revolution notwithstanding), the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus was, along with Adam Smith and David Ricardo, one of the great framers of what is now known as classical political economy.

This 1836 edition of Malthus’ primary work on the subject is arguably the definitive version. It belongs in the library of anyone interested in the future of the world economy.

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