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The Law of Population Its Consequences

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Excerpt from The Law of Population Its Consequences: And Its Bearing Upon Human Conduct and Moral

Ireland suffered thirty years ago from exactly the same cause which has now touched India - overpopulation. Professor Fawcett, in his Essay on Pauperism, writes as follows - Ireland Should serve to warn us of the terrible misfortunes brought upon a country by an undue increase of population. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the population of that country was about two millions maintaining for the next I 50 years a smaller rate of increase than is now going on in England, the two millions had grown into eight millions in the year 1847. The country, at this time, became so densely peopled that a considerable portion of the nation could only obtain the barest subsis tence still nothing was done to avert the suffering that was certain to ensue; the people went on marrying with as much recklessness as if they were the first settlers in a new country possessing a boundless area of fertile land. All the influence that could be exerted by religion prompted the continuance of habits of utter improvidence; the priests and other ministers of religion encouraged early marriages. At length there came one of those unpropitious seasons which are certain occasionally to recur; the potato, the staple food of the people, was diseased, and it was soon found that there were more people in the country than could be fed.

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Titre: The Law of Population Its Consequences
Sous-titre: And Its Bearing Upon Human Conduct and Moral (Classic Reprint)
Code EAN: 9780266271116
ISBN: 0266271111
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 60
Poids: 241g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T8mm
Année: 2017