While a large population gives factories more employees, it causes the food supply to run low, therefore causing positive and preventative checks to be necessary in order to prevent the poor from overpopulating and blaming the government. Large populations are beneficial for factories because there will be many people doing labor and large numbers help make mass production possible. However, the population will eventually outgrow the resources that are needed to sustain it, resulting in a need for positive checks such as natural disasters to keep the poor from over-increasing the population. Also, as Thomas R. Malthus suggests, poor people themselves are the cause of their own poverty, yet are blaming the government for bad living conditions and scarce food. Using positive and preventative checks will benefit the human race in the future by helping balance the amount of food available with the population.
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