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Well, you're assuming you've already eliminated the suboptimal strategies which, in the case of combinatorial optimisation, is an NP-hard problem.

You can always find an exchange rate of, say, lives vs. money that will make your preferred solution globally optimal, but that's a posteriori. The choice of which  of multiple unimproveable strategies to adopt is political.

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jan 24th, 2007 at 02:08:41 PM EST
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