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Food For Thought: Hazlitt, Malthus and the Tragedy of Food Banks

Whatever the outcome of the general election, the rise of food banks is a tragic legacy of the coalition government. An early 19th-century dispute between population theorist Thomas Malthus and essayist William Hazlitt helps deepen our understanding of government attitudes to the subsistence of the poorest. Read more →