If our world were random—if resources combined together haphazardly, as if a giant took them all into his hands and tossed them down like so many [cards]—it’s a virtual certainty that the resulting combination of resources would be useless. Unless this chance arrangement were quickly rearranged according to some productive logic, nothing worthwhile would be produced. We would all starve to death. Because only a tiny fraction of possible arrangements serves human ends, any arrangement will be useless if it is chosen randomly or with inadequate knowledge of how each and every resource might be productively combined with each other.
(McConnell, Campbell R.. Economics, 19th Edition. McGraw-Hill Learning Solutions, 2012. p. 42).
<vbk:0077587766#outline(126.96.36.199)Written on October 26th, 2011 by dschaaff