Malthus and the Food Crisis
- Malthus predicted starvation as diminishing returns limited agricultural output and the population continued to grow.
- Why did Malthus' prediction fail? Index of World Food Consumption Per Capita
- The data show that production increases shows exceeded population growth.
- Malthus did not take into consideration potential impact of technology which has allowed the supply of food to grow faster than the demand.
- Technology has created surpluses and driven price downward.
- If food surplus exist, then why hunger exist?
- The cost of distributing food from the productive regions to unproductive regions and low income levels of non productive regions.