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Thomas Malthus was an English economist

Thomas Malthus was an English economist well known for his theory on population growth He published an essay on the principle of population in 1798 and later published subsequent editions throughout his travels in Europe Malthus was the first economist to propose a systematic theory of population In an essay on the principle of population Malthus argued that population growth would outrun the rate of food production unless measures were taken to control the population growth According to his theory human populations grew exponentially while food production grew at an arithmetic rate linearly therefore there was an unequal power between production and reproduction He went on to predict that resources would eventually run out and humans would not survive so he urged to control population growth Malthus believed that it did not matter how much production increases if it can not keep up with unrestrained reproduction Essentially Malthus applied the law of supply and demand to food production and population growth When the supply of food increases food becomes cheaper and population increases 

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