Malthus rose to fame with his Essay on the Principle of Population of 1798, which argued that the capacity for population expansion could far outstrip increases in food production. Population could only be kept in line with food by ‘checks’, which included war, famine and disease.

Malthus wrote this at a time when global population was probably around the one billion mark. Does the expansion of the world’s population to seven billion really prove his work is so much outmoded bunk?

I would like to explore this and look at current trend in SEA….

Source: Malthus and the Seven Billion | History Today.