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Was Thomas Malthus the first secular austerian?

By Glenn Stehle

In my last post I gave a brief history of the long tradition of religious austerianism in Western civilization, explaining that all too often what austerianism amounted to was austerity for the lower orders of society, and luxury and opulence for the upper orders.  But is there a parallel tradition of secular austeriansim?  In this post I will argue that there is.

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