Notes on Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy

By David Ricardo
Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb


David Ricardo and T. R. Malthus shared an endearing friendship despite a contentious divergence of opinion on many political economic issues. This volume contains the formal remnants of their differences. Ricardo analyzes, issue-by-issue, his points of divergence to Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy. Malthus’s contributions to political economics generally concern his bleak forecast that a geometrically growing population would surpass the arithmetically growing capacity of essential natural resources.


Oct 2004 | 6 x 9 | 481 Pages

Volume 2

Introduction, index to Malthus's Principles of Political Economy.


978-0-86597-966-6 Paperback