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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Thomas R. Malthus Thomas R. Malthus Thomas was born February 14th, 1766 and died December 29th, 1834. He was bornin Surrey, United Kingdom. He had 3 children; Lucy Malthus, Emily Malthus, and Henry Malthus.He was very interested in populations and life. He accumulated figures on births, deaths, age ofmarriage, child bearing, and economic factors contributing to longevity. Thomas went to JesusCollege, Cambridge. In 1784, he took prices in English declamation, Latin and Greek,he also graduated with honors. Thomas supported the corn laws which introduced a system of taxes on British imports of wheat. Thomas believed that the dangers of population growthprecluded progress towards a Utopian society. One of many famous and still known quotes from Malthus was; "The increase of population is necessarily limited by the means of subsistence, that population does invariably increase when the means of subsistence increase,and, that the superior power of population is represented and the actual population kept equal to the means of subsistence, by misery and vice." Thomas believed that eventually thepopulation will outstrip the food supply. In 1805, Thomas became professor of history andpolitical economy at the East India Company College in Hertfordshire. Malthus was a foundingmember of the political Economy club in 1821. With only 10 main and important spots, he heldthe most important spot. Thomas R. Malthus
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