Jun 23 2012, 03:50 AM
Why do you think Malthusian analysis has been sidelined to Econ 101 growth theory, using it to introduce more complete analysis offered elsewhere?
Originally Posted by billymrharvey
Jun 23 2012, 04:12 AM
That and ethnic warfare. I believe ethnic warfare may be a natural population control mechanism.
Originally Posted by FreshAir
We can see this with different tribes of baboons in Africa, or with territorial predators that hunt in packs.
Jun 23 2012, 05:19 AM
The quality of comment on here is making Malthus look like a genius!
Jun 25 2012, 06:06 AM
I think economists should focus much more on the limited land availability in the places decent paying jobs are to be found. We can see that, within the framework of a capitalist society, although there may theoretically still be enough resources for everyone, the theory of Malthus may still be applicable. In an economic system that is incapable of efficiently distributing resources (perhaps no system is), overpopulation can still be a problem.
Jun 25 2012, 06:23 AM
As already said, Malthus is already used within very specific growth theory (making a mockery of the whole thread mind you)
Originally Posted by Anders Hoveland
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