Malthus will always be associated with the idea of a social and economic trap, in which population grows faster than food production. But Malthus did not believe in a population apocalypse, as many of his followers do today.
Ross B. Emmett
Ross B. Emmett is associate professor of political theory and constitutional democracy at Michigan State University. His teaching focuses on the political economy of constitutional democracies. His research concerns economic thought and the history of economics at the University of Chicago between the 1920s and the 19802. He is co-director of the Michigan Center for Innovation and Economic Prosperity and an editor of the research annual, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology.