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essay on the principle of population

The French Revolution, like a blazing comet, seems destined either to inspire with fresh life and vigour, or to scorch up and destroy the shrinking inhabitants of the earth.
THE GREAT AND UNLOOKED FOR DISCOVERIES that have taken place of late years in natural philosophy, the increasing diffusion of general knowledge from the extension of the art of printing, the ardent and unshackled spirit of inquiry that prevails throughout the lettered and even unlettered world, the new and extraordinary lights that have been thrown on political subjects which dazzle and astonish the understanding, and particularly that tremendous phenomenon in the political horizon, the French Revolution, which, like a blazing comet, seems destined either to inspire with fresh life and vigour, or to scorch up and destroy the shrinking inhabitants of the earth, have all concurred to lead many able men into the opinion that we were touching on a period big with the most important changes, changes that would in some measure be decisive of the future fate of mankind.

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Depletion of fossil fuels and anthropogenic climate change—A review

TL;DR: This article reviewed the connection between these two issues and concluded that limits to availability of fossil fuels will set a limit for mankind's ability to affect the climate, however, this limit is unclear as various studies have reached quite different conclusions regarding future atmospheric CO2 concentrations caused by fossil fuel limitations.
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From Stagnation to Growth: Unified Growth Theory

TL;DR: In this article, the authors examined the process of development from an epoch of Malthusian stagnation to a state of sustained economic growth, focusing on recently advanced unified growth theories that capture the intricate evolution of income per capita, technology and population over the course of human history.
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Neoliberal nature and the nature of neoliberalism

TL;DR: In fact, the most nakedly extreme forms of neoliberalstate rollbacks and market triumphalism may well bepast, beaten back in places by virulent resistance (asurprise to those who believed history was at an end);undermined by the spectacular failures of neoliberalreforms judged even by the standards of neoliberalchampions (as in Argentina, for example); and replacedby "kinder, gentler,’’ Third Way variants (Peck andTickell, 2002).

The Economics of Growth

TL;DR: The economics of growth as mentioned in this paper is a comprehensive, rigorous, and up-to-date introduction to growth economics that presents all the major growth paradigms and shows how they can be used to analyze the growth process and growth policy design.
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The 'Out of Africa' Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

TL;DR: The level of genetic diversity within a society is found to have a hump-shaped effect on development outcomes in both the pre-colonial and the modern era, reflecting the trade-off between the beneficial and the detrimental effects of diversity on productivity.
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Human appropriation of the products of photosynthesis

TL;DR: The figures reflect the current patterns of exploitation distribution and consumption of a much larger population; there must be limits to growth.

A Fantasy of Reason: The Life and Thought of William Godwin

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe a case of Constructive Treason, and a Pauper's Grave, a Notice to Quit and a Virtue of Necessity for Services Rendered.