An Essay

Thomas Malthus
Oxford University Press, 1993, 209 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"As the world's population continues to grow at a rapid rate, Malthus's classic warning against overpopulation gains ever more importance. An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) examines the tendency of human numbers to outstrip their resources: better economic conditions lead inevitably to lower mortality rates; poor relief encourages the poorest and most irresponsible to multiply; reproduction exceeds food production."