ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Abiding Appeal of Neo-Malthusianism

The belief that population growth lies at the heart of a range of social and economic problems enjoys widespread appeal. What explains the enormous appeal of this argument? Is it propaganda? Does it stem from other atavistic anxieties about tribe and race? Or is it because of its evident simplicity in explaining a deeply fractured world?

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