Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Giuliana P. Malthus Paragraph
Malthus believed that the growing population of the world would one day exceed the natural and man-made resources needed to maintain life. Worried about this issue, Malthus created a list that stated strong assumptions a society should follow. Malthus also understood the idea that the population should be checked, and that an unchecked society would grow a population to big to handle. He also agreed with the idea that the supply and abundance of food should be kept equal, because of the high population and with food a necessary part of life, everything should be equal. Malthus also uses the population to check death rate in the society, helping keep track of the population as it either is decreasing or increasing. Lastly, Malthus considers that the population mixed with poverty leads to difference in workers wages, parishes, and rich verses poor in the society. There is no up side to a decrease in population or increase, with a higher population comes more workers for factories, but a shorter supply of food for the workers and their families. These checks help by preventing the lower class from over populating and having the population criticize the government.