the character of alternative uses of the resources gives rise to the problem of choice.Expand the statement
We know that all the resources have alternative uses. That is, the resources can be used in the production of food crops as well as in the production of non-food crops. However, the statement that 'alternative uses of resources gives rise to the problem of choice between commodities to produce' is partially correct. This is because the problem of choice do not only occur due to the alternative uses of the resources available but it also arises due of the fact that these resources are scarce in nature. That is, the supply of the resources are limited in relation to the unlimited wants. Thus, the problem of choice between commodities to produce depends both on the alternative use of resources available and the limited supply of these resources.