Sunday, September 15, 2013

I feel like the contrast between Malthus and Sen on famines is a little contrived...

...what I don't know is where that originates - I've only found other people make the sharp contrasts. I've read a little of what Sen has to say about Malthus, but only on preventative checks and not on famine.

Poor Malthus.


  1. Speaking of Malthus - when is the baby due?

  2. Malthus' grave in Bath Abbey says something similar about him being misunderstood.

  3. Although I missed Stickman's post on Malthus from last year, I have to agree.

    Poor Malthus indeed...still, his Essay on the Principle of Population and his Principles of Political Economy both deserve their acclaim as classics in social science!


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