The History of England

from Celts through 20th century

Posts Tagged ‘Thomas Malthus’

The State of the Poor

Category: 18th century

If Britain’s economy was to continue to expand, the country would have to seek the markets abroad, while holding down living standards at home in order to keep production costs low. The duty of the poor was clear: it was not their business to spend more. They were just more. A detailed and properly documented […]