GP 3 - In 1798 he published An Essay on the Principle of...

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In 1798 he published An Essay on the Principle of Population Malthus was the first to sound the alarm that the world’s population was expanding more rapidly than food production. He was the first to recognize exponential or geometric population growth. Today those who share his concerns are Neo- Malthusians Rev. Thomas Malthus 1766-1834
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Malthus Population grows exponentially while food production grows arithmetically. Assumes people will choose to have as many children as they can. Developed his theory in 1798, before the take- off of the Industrial Revolution.
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Exponential Growth Farmer A and  Wife Son 1 Son 2 Daughter
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Exponential Growth Farmer A and  Wife Son 1 Son 2
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Models of Population Growth Malthusian Theory Demographic Transition Comparisons and Criticisms
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Arithmetic Growth
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Arithmetic Growth
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Arithmetic Growth
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Arithmetic Growth
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Arithmetic Growth
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Result 1: Based on limited land and capital over time, food production would suffer from diminishing marginal returns.
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