[Marxism] Defending limits is not Malthusian – Undisciplined Environments

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 23 07:35:26 MST 2019

I show in my new book, Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why 
Environmentalists Should Care, that Malthus did not predict, much less 
call for limits. Malthus invoked the specter of limits to advocate for 
growth. And in the name of growth, he rejected redistribution, defending 
class society against revolutionaries. Without inequality the poor will 
get lazy, Malthus argued. And if they are lazy, they won’t produce enough.


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