Posts Tagged ‘Reverend Malthus’

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    The Seven Billionth Baby

    Oct 29, 11 • 148 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Environment, Households, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    On October 12, 1999, according to the United Nations, the 6 billionth person (approximately) in the world was born. At the time, the UN projected the arrival of number 7 billion during 2013. Now though, the due date has been changed to this Monday. With 8 and

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    Why Was Malthus a Reverend?

    Nov 1, 10 • 161 Views • Economic History, Economic Thinkers, InnovationNo Comments

    Have you ever wondered why Malthus was a reverend? The surprising answer is in Bill Bryson’s wonderful new book, At Home A Short History of Private Life (which I just started reading). 18th and 19th century rectors and vicars tended to be affluent and