Friday, September 14, 2012
Will Luzaitis- Malthus Paragraph
Although an increased population will produce more workers, when the population increases to rapidly there will be a shortage of resources leaving more people in poverty to do there reckless reproduction. Malthus feels that all people do is eat, sleep, and reproduce. Humans need food and also need to reproduce, but when they reproduced to much, we out grow our food supply. To prevent this from happening, he believed that there were two diffrent kinds of checks on population. First there is preventive checks, which was when man thought about how many kids he could have depending on how much money he made. Then there was positive checks which were diseases, floods, working conditions, etc. This helped kill off the population. Malthus blamed the poor for over population because they had to many kids for what they could afford and when they did positive checks would come into play.