It’s quite astounding that so many people— in particular entrepreneurs— believe in Malthusian overpopulation BS.

Malthusianism gets things exactly backwards.

Most costs increase in a sublinear curve as the production increases.

That means the more people the cheaper to feed each person.

In fact the same is true of life in general — it’s only when living organisms are at optimal adaptation that it stops being true.

Otherwise there would be a few pockets of life instead of ecosystems.


In the human case, it will only stop being true when we stop innovation.

I think we have at least a few good millennia before that.

As long as people are *allowed* to innovate in a free-ish market, that is.

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