Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on November 14, 2011

in Complexity & Emergence, Creative destruction, Growth, Innovation

… is from page 45 of Steve Landsburg’s delightful and insightful 1997 book, Fair Play:

I grab every occasion to impress upon her [Steve’s and Lauren’s daughter Cayley] that each of her material comforts is the product of an act of genuis, that cars and computers and supermarkets are all there only because somebody thought of them.

Yep.  As Julian Simon taught us, human beings are “the ultimate resource.”


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