Area Tenant: Economist
Patrick Hutber is most famous for his suggestion that any public expression of improvement
is suspect on the grounds that improvement is only touted when it can serve to conceal some form of deterioration.
Hutber would’ve been grimly satisfied by the recent performance of our neighborhood representative, who responded
to the news that our neighborhood was subject to more vigorous ticketing than any other neighborhood in the county
by celebrating the “improvements” two new bike lanes had contributed to our quality of life.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the tenant’s argument?
A: The ticketing to which the neighborhood was subject over the past twelve months is unprecedented in the
B: The neighborhood representative has privately remarked that the bike lanes are unimpressive and unlikely to be
frequented by the neighborhood’s residents.
C: Despite the unconscionable and widespread ticketing to which it is subject, the neighborhood is currently one of the
most desirable in the city.
D: The neighborhood’s quality of life, as measured by accurate and respected surveys of local residents, has been
stagnant for well over a decade.
E: The tenant is the most politically informed of the neighborhood’s residents.
Pls explain the logical structure of the argument in arriving at the answer..
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