Ross B. Emmett is a professor in James Madison College at Michigan State University (MSU) and co-director of the college’s Michigan Center for Innovation & Economic Prosperity.
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APRIL 19, 2013 by ROSS EMMETT
It turns out the mainstream view of Tom Malthus was first created by opponents of markets, was sustained throughout the nineteenth century by lovers of hierarchy, and was resuscitated in the twentieth century by environmentalists committed to the view that there are natural limits to economic growth. These environmentalists picked out the bits they liked and scrapped the rest, as it suited their agendas.