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James Mahoney, 1847

This food, it appeared, was being doled out in miserable quantities, at 'famine prices,' to the neighbouring poor, from a stock lately arrived in a sloop, with a Government steamship to protect its cargo of 50 tons; whilst the population amounts to 27,000; so that you may calculate what were the feelings of the disappointed mass.

Regan, Stephen. Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004. Print.

The above passage MOST clearly supports the views of which of the following?


Karl Marx.


Thomas Malthus.


Adam Smith.


Thomas Hobbes.

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