This site consists of notes for a monograph I am working on entitled A Commentary on Malthus' 1798 Essay on Population as Social Theory. One of the problems with much web information is that there is no real quality control. "Any idiot can post to the web, and most of them do." Therefore, at the bottom of this page I include my professional home page address so that you can see that I have some credentials for writing this manuscript. I am a professor and general practitioner of the craft of sociology. I have used Malthus' theory in much of my writing and in my teaching of sociology. I hope you find the site useful and will take the time to fill out the site evaluation form off of the main page. I intend to post these comments [after removing any obscenities]in the near future.
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