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Definition of Malthusian


  1. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories.

Malthusian Quotations

The whole action of the laws tended to increase the number of consumers of food and to diminish the number of producers, was due the invention of the Malthusian theory of population.
Henry Charles Carey

A major fault, for example, is the fact that, along with the materialist principle, Darwin introduced into his theory of evolution reactionary Malthusian ideas.
Trofim Lysenko

Darwin himself recorded the fact that he accepted the Malthusian idea.
Trofim Lysenko
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