The Final Defeat of Thomas Malthus?

“A world population that peaks at 9-10 billion is not one in which we have to worry about Parson Malthus, the English 19th century economist who prophesied a future in which people multiply faster than the resources needed to sustain them and hence starve to death by the millions. Indeed, it comes as somewhat of a shock to realize that the age of the population explosion may be coming to an end. | Just thirty years ago, people like Stanford University’s Paul Erlich were telling us that the Malthusian Angel of Death was at the door.” J. Bradford DeLongThe Final Defeat of Thomas Malthus?Project Syndicate)