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    What did Adam Smith and others besides Malthus say about the danger of overpopulation?


    I don’t really know too much about this, to be honest John. This paper summarizes Adam Smith’s discussion, and it sounds right to me. I.e. I think the classical economists would discuss population growth pretty mechanically, citing the impact of various factors on it but without having an overarching narrative the way Malthus did.

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