Friday, September 14, 2012
Although an increased population will produce a higher work force, as the population increases too rapidly there will be a shortage of resources, leaving more people in poverty due to their reckless reproduction. Malthus believes that people bring poverty on themselves. He is angry that they blame the rich, when in fact it is their fault for having more kids than they can provide for. This then causes the population to outgrow the food supply leaving everyone in trouble. Malthus also believes that things we think are awful today, were actually good things back then. Things such as floods, famine, and other natural disasters that lower the population are good. In conclusion, Malthus believes that people are at fault for their own poverty, and that natural disasters are a good thing because they reduce population.