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MICHAEL THOMAS SADLER (1780-1835)

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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 993 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MICHAEL THOMAS SADLER (1780-1835), English ;social reformer and economist, was born at Snelston, Derbyshire, on the 3rd of January 1780. Settling down in business in Leeds in 1800, he early took an active part in political life, devoting himself particularly to the administration of the poor law. In 1828 he wrote Ireland: its Evils and their Remedies, -in which he advocated a poor-law, and a tax on absenteeism. He also took a share in the Malthusian controversy, writing The Law of Pobulation: a Treatise in Disproof of the Super fecundity of
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