Thomas Robert Malthus

Thomas Malthus (February 13, 1766-December 23, 1834) was a British scholar and economist. He was a founding member of the Political Economy Club and later elected to be one of the royal associates of the Royal Society of Literature. He wrote extensively on population trends. Malthus believed that population grew faster than the food supply and that war, famine, and disease would adjust the population accordingly. Some of his works include An Essay on the Principle of Population, Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and Principles of Political Economy.