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"My continual aim has been to show the eternal superiority of some men to others..." This quotation can be attributed to someone who:
supported free market economics.
preferred the "dismal" science to the "gay" science.
believed in inequality and supported slavery.
opposed both laissez-faire economics and slavery.
Malthus's observation that population grows exponentially while the ability to grow food grows at best linearly:
was proven to be incorrect by Thomas Carlyle, who was a harsh critic of economics.
is the reason that economics is called the “dismal” science.
explains why as the population grows, the average level of health also grows.
though dismal is unrelated to the description of economics as the "dismal" science.
The opposition of people who valued hierarchy, inequality and feudalism to free market economics is rooted in:
John Ruskin’s observation that combining emancipation of slaves with free market economics would create monstrosities such as the world has never seen.
Thomas Carlyle’s observation that Exeter Hall Philanthropy contradicted most of the tenets of free market economics.
Thomas Malthus’s observation that population grows exponentially while the ability to grow food grows at best linearly.
Adam Smith's observation that differences in people and nations is less about nature and more about institutions and other constraints.