The Malthusian Theory: The Principle Of Population

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Good morning madam judge, attentive audience and misinformed proposition. I, Kevin Garbaran stand before you today as the first speaker of the opposition. My other team members are Rabendra Narine the second speaker, Shamelia Collins the third speaker and Sharida Reuben. We strongly disagree with the moot which states that “In addressing issues related to population increase, Malthus’ theory on population is MORE APPLICABLE TODAY as against Boserup’s theory.” And it is our duty today to make sure that by the time we are finished, you the audience will also share OUR views. Before I begin to expose the gigantic pot holes and pitfalls of the Malthusian theory, there are a few terms I will like to define. • Theory- the oxford dictionary defines theory as the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another. • Population - refers to a collection of human • Population growth–is the increase in the number of individuals in a population. • Demographic transition (DT) - refers to the transition from high birth and death rates to low birth and death rates as a country develops from a pre-industrial to an industrialized economic system. Malthus’ theory of population published in his essay, The Principle of Population (1798), is a theory that foretold that population growth would surpass the rate of food production leading to conflict. Malthus in his theory said that food supply grows at an arithmetic progression rate; 1, 2, 3, while the rate of population growth would take
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