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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Accordingly the Jews have steadily increased in spite of persecution and oppression; they are staunch opponents of Malthusianism.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Just as an excessive impoverishment may kill out a whole social class, malthusianism is the death of the middle classes.
We believe that it is more than anything else by a modification of this law that the practice of malthusianism can be checked.
The more population abounds, the more will subsistence superabound, is his comfortable counter-proposition to Malthusianism.Contemporary Socialism|John Rae
Eugenics, it cannot be too often said, is no mere phase of Malthusianism.Race Improvement : or, Eugenics : a Little Book on a Great Subject|La Reine Helen Baker