Some Comments on Systems Analysis
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Systems analysis denotes the process of helping to sharpen the intuition and judgment of the decision makers through the more precise statement of problems, thorough identification and often invention of the relevant alternatives, measurement of their costs, identification of their probable benefits, explicit treatment of the uncertainties involved, and a serious attempt to estimate the effects of policy alternatives. These are commonsensical ideas, but actually doing them is often extraordinarily complex and demanding. Much progress has been made to date but a great deal remains to be done in the future. Further progress will require ingenious thinking, and above all just plain hard work.
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