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Page 2 - ... population enjoy on the whole positive happiness, we ought to weigh the amount of happiness gained by the extra number against the amount lost by the remainder. So that, strictly conceived, the point up to which, on utilitarian principles, population ought to be encouraged to increase, is not that at which average happiness is the greatest possible - as appears to be often assumed by political economists of the school of Malthus - but that at which the product formed by multiplying the number...
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