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Quotation by Thomas Robert Malthus
Population, when unchecked, increases in a geometrical ratio. Subsistence increases only in an arithmetical ratio. A slight acquaintance with numbers will show the immensity of the first power in comparison of the second.
Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834), British economist, sociologist. An Essay on the Principle of Population, ch. 1 (1798).
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