Eugenics, it cannot be too often said, is no mere phase of malthusianism.
This is a brutish malthusianism which must be adamantly countered.
We believe that it is more than anything else by a modification of this law that the practice of malthusianism can be checked.
Whatever sins Labrador has been guilty of, malthusianism is not in the category.
The more population abounds, the more will subsistence superabound, is his comfortable counter-proposition to malthusianism.
I am no believer in malthusianism as a check to what is called 'over-population.'
Here we behold malthusianism as a new weapon for combatting Socialism.
The real reason, afterward found, was a mixture of pure humanitarianism and malthusianism boiled down to Hottentot ethics.
This was the origin of his worst difficulties, to be intensified, ere long, by his defence of malthusianism.
It is opposed to the best instincts of human nature—as horrible as malthusianism, as horrible and as impracticable.
1812, from the teachings of English economist Thomas R. Malthus (1766-1835), especially with regard to population increase. As an adjective by 1818. Related: Malthusianism.
A pessimistic viewpoint on population and world resources, based on the doctrines of Thomas Malthus. Malthusianism holds that population tends to increase faster than the supply of food, thus preventing the steady progress of mankind. Malthus advocated premarital chastity, late marriage, and sexual abstinence as partial solutions.