Madmen in Authority: Adolf Hitler and the Malthusian Population Thesis
AbstractKeynes famously asserted that dead economists exert influence on madmen in authority. For Hitler, the economist appears to be Malthus. Hitler was obsessed with the Malthusian idea that the amount of available land limits population. Hitler never gave credit to anyone else for his ideas, so it is impossible to be certain about their origin. A case can be made that Hitler was influenced by Malthus as interpreted by Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, whose book The Third Reich captivated the Nazi party.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Missouri Valley Economic Association in its journal The Journal of Economics.
Volume (Year): 32 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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