A pessimistic viewpoint on population and world resources, based on the doctrines of Thomas Malthus. Malthusianism holds that population tends to increase faster than the supply of food, thus preventing the steady progress of mankind. Malthus advocated premarital chastity, late marriage, and sexual abstinence as partial solutions.
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The more population abounds, the more will subsistence superabound, is his comfortable counter-proposition to Malthusianism.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
We believe that it is more than anything else by a modification of this law that the practice of malthusianism can be checked.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau
Here we behold Malthusianism as a new weapon for combatting Socialism.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
The real reason, afterward found, was a mixture of pure humanitarianism and Malthusianism boiled down to Hottentot ethics.History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present|Peter Charles Remondino
The question to be solved is not one of Malthusianism, “projected efficiency,” nor ethics.War of the Classes|Jack London