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As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2008, 07:21
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As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) The new council must have the support of the nation’s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation’s largest labor unions.
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
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Re: CR: Labor [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2008, 07:36
I will go with 'B' since it proves Grayson has ability to maintain good relations with bussiness leaders and passage says abt his ability to maintain relations with labours so 'B' strengthen his candidature for chair of business - labour relation.
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Re: CR: Labor [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2008, 07:59
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As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) The new council must have the support of the nation’s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
-Not directly related to grayson, out
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
-Grayson can use his past relations to succedd in his new role. Strenghtens.
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation’s largest labor unions.
-Requirement of the chair of the new council, does not relate to Grayson
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
-business mgmt is out of scope.
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
-again a qualification of the job but does not strenghten as to why Grayson might succedd.


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Re: CR: Labor [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2008, 22:34
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The clear answer is E. Remember we are asked to strengthen the conclusion. The argument basically states that because Grayson is an experienced labor organizer and ex-head of a powerful labor union he will make an excellent choice for the chair of a new business-labor relations council. Now if the only requirement for the position is an understanding of labor issues (which is Grayson's background) then he would be perfect for the job and this strengthens the conclusion.

As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) The new council must have the support of the nation’s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
This may be true but the success of the council is not the conclusion being debated here
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
This also does not mention why this would make Grayson better for the job and does nothing to strengthen the conclusion
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation’s largest labor unions.
This is definitely tempting, and I initially spent some time deciding between C and D. And then I remembered something learned from the LSAT book. Sometimes an answer may have two choices that strengthen the conclusion, one more than the other. In that case the stronger argument is the correct choice and so here choice E does the job better and is therefore the right answer.
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
Out of scope
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
BINGO!
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Re: CR: Labor [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2008, 22:38
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this is an 800 score verbal question and i got this one incorrect as i chose B

the correct answer and the OA is E

excellent reasoning by sebycb976

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Re: CR: Labor [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2008, 11:58
Nice explanation Sebycb976...I fell for the trap...too bad... :(
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