Breaking out of the Malthusian trap: How pandemics allow us to understand why our ancestors were stuck in poverty


For much of human history, our ancestors were trapped in an economy in which incomes were determined by the size of the population. The Industrial Revolution ended this Malthusian economy and made it possible for a country to leave abject poverty behind.<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><img src="×503.png"/></a>