Lars Jaeger May 15, 2018 , 0

The Malthusian Trap - How an again and again refuted theory from over 200 years ago still haunts us

Looking at today’s discussions about the scarcity of resources, climate change, or economic growth, a recurrent pattern of argumentation reveals itself: “Today’s social and economic system requires constant growth. And in a finite world that’s just not possible.” The intellectual great-grandfather of this position was the British economist Thomas Robert Malthus, who in 1798 (in […]

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