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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 731–751.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reipublicae ,” which has been freely translated as the healing power of society. This article aims to explain the meaning and significance given by Malthus in his theory of population to these two concepts. Their essential role in preventing or remedying overpopulation does not seem to have received adequate...
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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (2): 173–190.
Published: 01 June 1988
... are, in Marx’s view, merely “uncritical” and “motley compilations from historians and travellers’ descriptions” (Marx 1973a, 605). Against this, Marx insists on a properly historical treatment of population and overpopulation, just as he insists that ‘human nature’ itself is not a transhistorical...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 209–252.
Published: 01 June 2007
... “romanticism” provoked certain departures from classical doctrines, especially in relation to the remedies he proposed for resolving rural overpopulation and impoverishment throughout the British Isles. The romanticism, in his case, consisted of an idealization of “peasant proprietors” whose “golden...
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History of Political Economy (1973) 5 (2): 339–358.
Published: 01 June 1973
... of Robinson Crusoe. ’’ 20. Compare H. C. Carey, Principles of Political Economy (PhiladeIphia, 1837), 348 HISTORY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY of overpopulation leads Hurewitz to consider emigration, which- rather ingeniously-is employed to explain the adjustment of produc- tion to demand...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (3): 579–597.
Published: 01 September 1995
... meeting held on 9 April 1830 at the London Tavern to discuss “Mr. Owen’s system,” Owen ridiculed the idea that overpopulation could exist in the midst of an “over-production, Dean / Owenism and Population 585 of the necessaries and comforts of life” (Ms. 578...
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History of Political Economy (1976) 8 (3): 311–323.
Published: 01 September 1976
... and poverty to overpopulation and advocated birth control as the cure of all these evils. The public mention of birth control, however delicately phrased, caused a social scandal in Sweden. Wicksell won instant notoriety and a heated public debate on the “Wicksell ques- tion” ensued. Wicksell...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (4): 865–866.
Published: 01 November 1981
..., views Mill in quite a different light. In quoting Mill’s Chapter 6, Book IV, of the Principles on the ‘stationary state’ and his fear of overpopulation and the consequent loss of the ‘pleasantness’ of life, Nisbet comments: “That passage shocked many in Mill’s time and it con- tinues to shock...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 211–218.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Thomas Robert Malthus presented his “gloomy” forecasts about overpopulation and planetary misery in his Essay on the Princi- ple of Population.3 This Malthusian growth model was allegedly driven by the claims that investment on land produces diminishing marginal returns and that, since land...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (1): 93–94.
Published: 01 March 1991
... Parnell, one of his Irish friends, has been overlooked. Sometime in 1798 the youthful Parnell wrote a letter to his brother Henry, in which he re- ported attempting to convince Malthus that the prudential check to overpopulation was much more pervasive than the Essay (Malthus 1970, 86-103...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (4): 507–521.
Published: 01 November 1985
..., particularly my father’s, respecting the poor laws, by the articles he wrote in the Chronicle in favour of a poor law for Ireland. He met their objections by maintaining that a poor law did not necessarily encourage overpopulation but might be so worked as to be a considerable check...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (2): 300–302.
Published: 01 June 1980
... confirmation in the specific. They were Malthusians to a man (Malthus himself, of course, was on that topic a waffler), and they also promised that if the alternatives to work were made worse than the real wages earned would be, then industrial overpopulation could be curbed. They got...
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History of Political Economy (1971) 3 (1): 92–104.
Published: 01 March 1971
... at Alberuni points out that since the growth of man’s numbers is lhnited by the capacity of the environment to provide support, the earth could become overpopulated and in need of a thinning of its numbers : If thus Ithe earth is ruined, or is near to be ruined, by having too many...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (2): 380–382.
Published: 01 June 1993
... system, especially its long-run dynamics, and the interrelation- ship between population growth, real wage rates, rent, and long-run profit rates. Werhane writes, “Even in a stagnant economic situation in which overpopulation, an abundance or lack of capital, or high wages produce a declining...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 September 1977
... in China with its mild and efficient government, the vices, mismanagement, and instability of government kept the land inadequately peopled and incompletely cul- tivated. It was otherwise where cottier rents were established, nota- bly in Ireland. There overpopulation oppressed tenants...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (2): 510–513.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to both elevate the character of the Irish peasantry and reduce their dependence on parasitical landlords” (58). While Continental writers, not W. T. Thornton’s Overpopulation and Its Remedy (1846), piqued Mill’s interest in alternative systems of land tenure, Thornton’s book was un- questionably...
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History of Political Economy (1975) 7 (3): 392–395.
Published: 01 September 1975
..., the depletion of natural resources, the destruc- tion of species, and overpopulation. Paralleling his plea for interdisciplinary studies as the only solution to this range of problems, he asserts that the scientist needs to pay more respect to professional work done outside laboratories...
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History of Political Economy (1969) 1 (2): 395–400.
Published: 01 June 1969
... Robertson’s analysis was fragmented and submerged in a theory of overpopulation and ~nderconsumption.~7 25. J. A. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis (New York, 1954). 26. J. M. Keynes, General Theory, p. 365, n. 1. From the context of Keynes’a citation of Robertson it appears that he...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (3): 385–436.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Periodical (1892: search) Seasonal Due to Overpopulation crises and (more dominant in 1907; bad times 1923 and 1926...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (3): 461–490.
Published: 01 September 1985
... the socialist movement. Engels described his attitude on the subject in a letter to Kautsky: Even though the Katheder-Socialists persistently call upon us prole- tarian socialists to tell them how we can prevent overpopulation and the consequent threat to the existence of the new social order, I...
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History of Political Economy (1981) 13 (1): 39–54.
Published: 01 March 1981
... passive resigna- tion. In his theory of population, considered in its theological context, the pressure of overpopulation is transformed from a social evil into a beneficial and necessary force in human development. In rejecting the idea that life is a state of trial, Malthus appeared...