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I would add a zeroth clause:

There should be a better than even chance that the measure will work, and the worsening of conditions in the worst-case scenario should not outmatch the potential improvement.

In other words: If you are going to gamble with other people's lives, make sure that you are going to win, and make sure that even if you lose you won't lose catastrophically.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon May 19th, 2008 at 10:28:13 AM EST

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