Thomas Robert Malthus

  • John Maynard Keynes


Bacchus—when an Englishman is called Bacchus—derives from Bakehouse. Similarly the original form of the rare and curious name of Malthus was Malthouse. The pronunciation of English proper names has been more constant one century with another than their spelling, which fluctuates between phonetic and etymological influences, and can generally be inferred with some confidence from an examination of the written variations. On this test (Malthus, Mawtus, Malthous, Malthouse, Mauthus, Maltus, Maultous) there can be little doubt that Maultus, with the first vowel as in brewer’s malt and the h doubtfully sounded, is what we ought to say.


Political Economy Effective Demand Intellectual Influence Green Lane Unproductive Consumption 
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