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Populations have inherent tendencies to increase in geometric  proportions, out stripping their resources (food, space). Malthus  recommended preventative checks on reproduction & if not  instituted, then famine, war & disease would solve the problem. As  an economist he opposed aiding the poor because he thought it would  only compound their misery by allowing their numbers to grow.  Thomas Jefferson and James Madison worried about Malthus’  theory. B. Franklin understood the population problem in 1750s,  years before Malthus 1798. Karl Marx did not like Malthus’s views. What did James Madison and Thomas Jefferson think of Malthus?  Basically believed he was right.  In 1798 Malthus  published an ESSAY on  population growth. Was he right?
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Four Horseman of the Apocalypse:                   WAR, FAMINE, PESTILANCE & DEATH WAR, FAMINE, PESTILANCE & DEATH CHAPTER 6: Revelations, biblical view Too many individuals in a population will stress the population, which then will  lead to War, Famine, Pestilance & Death
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initial carrying capacity new carrying capacity In 1798 Malthus was right! Populations have inherent tendencies to  increase in geometric proportions, out stripping their resources (food, space). Malthus recommended preventative checks on reproduction & if not  instituted, then famine, war & disease would  solve the problem. As an economist he opposed  aiding the poor because he thought it  would only  compound their misery by allowing their numbers to  grow If death rate is not high then most animals would cover the earth in a few years.  Ex. Crabs, oysters, starfish, mice, insects have millions offspring, but only a few survive.
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