Word of the day

July 19, 2019

Malthusianism – the view that without ‘moral restraint’ the population will increase at a greater rate than its means of subsistence ; of or relating to Malthus or to his theory that population tends to increase at a faster rate than its means of subsistence and that unless it is checked by moral restraint or by disease, famine, war, or other disaster widespread poverty and degradation inevitably result.


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