Friday, November 17, 2006

Amdahl's Law and single parentood

More evidence that Ezra Klein's a bright guy: Observe as he uses Amdahl's Law to eviscerate the conservative contention that attacking single parenthood is the way to attack poverty.

Well, OK, he probably didn't know there was a name for that principle. It is a simple principle, but pretty central to thinking about any optimization problem.

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