Friday, September 14, 2012
Although the population increase improves the labor force Malthus criticizes the lower class for reproducing beyond their limits and insist upon positive and preventative checks in order to create a balance in population and food. Furthermore, Malthus believed that families should only have as many children as they could afford to feed. The food production was linear while the population increase was exponential, this results in starvation for many people. Malthus blamed the lower class for this problem and therefore wanted them eliminated. In conclusion, he suggested preventable checks in order to remove children from lower class families and in his mind resolve the issue. Although Malthus ideas were positive in a way to solve the issues, he came at them the wrong way for blaming only one social class.