Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Malthus paragraph draft 1
Population control is necessary through natural and manmade efforts in order to sustain/stabilize a food supply and prevent poverty because those whom are poor cannot afford or be accountable for their children. In Malthus's argument he makes it clear that one could not afford having kids in the life they had chosen but also should not accuse society for their inability to pay for their kids. Meaning that people must take full responsibility for the position they have put themselves in. When writing about poverty and food supply Malthus says "... He accuses the partial and institutions of society... The last person he would think is to accuse himself" (reader p.99). Most people jump to blaming others because they do not want to take the responsibility for their actions especially when it has to do with something so drastic. Although society can influence, it cannot be the sole reason to blame for situations like so. With over population there becomes a greater need for food; food cannot be produced as quickly and easily as human beings can, there for the supply of food will not be sufficient. In order to control this Malthus believes that there is a need for population checks whether it is man made or not.