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Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 20:03
Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural products in order to guarantee an adequate domestic production of them. But subsidies encourage more intensive farming, which eventually leads to soil exhaustion and drastically reduced yields.

The situation above is most nearly similar to which one of the following situations with respect to the relationship between the declared intent of a government practice and a circumstance relevant to it?

(A) Certain governments subsidize theaters in order to attract foreign tourists. But tourists rarely choose a destination for the theatrical performances it has to offer.
(B) Certain governments restrict imports in order to keep domestic producers in business. But, since domestic producers do not have to face the full force of foreign competition, some domestic producers are able to earn inordinately high profits.
(C) Certain governments build strong armed forces in order to forestall armed conflict, but in order to maintain the sort of discipline and morale that keeps armed forces strong, those forces must be used in actual combat periodically.
(D) Certain governments reduce taxes on business in order to stimulate private investment. But any investment is to some extent a gamble, and new business ventures are not always as successful as their owners hoped.
(E) Certain governments pass traffic laws in order to make travel safer. But the population-driven growth in volumes of traffic often has the effect of making travel less safe despite the passage of new traffic laws.
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hi [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 22:36
I think its D....wot is OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2007, 23:16
I think the answer is C. Maintaining an army will require conflict and that's what the statement is trying to avoid. D does not weaken what it is originally trying to accomplish.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 01:14
B for me.

Restriction on imports was introduced in order to keep the domestic producers in business. But the same restriction is causing some importers to gain highly.

Original arugment is govt subsidies which were intended to guarantee adequate production infact bombed and because of soil exhaustion and reduced yields.

These two arguments are similar in that the govt subsidies have only caused undesired effect and in the answer choice, restriction on imports have only caused undesired effect.

I will wait for the OA and OE for this one :)
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 04:19
I think it's C. This is the only one where the actual outcome is the opposite of the intended outcome.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 05:15
I am for D.

Both the stem and D says that Govie provides subsidies (and tax reduction is aslo a form of subsidy), but subsidies do not necessarily lead to intended results.
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Re: Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 06:48
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Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural products in order to guarantee an adequate domestic production of them. But subsidies encourage more intensive farming, which eventually leads to soil exhaustion and drastically reduced yields.

The situation above is most nearly similar to which one of the following situations with respect to the relationship between the declared intent of a government practice and a circumstance relevant to it?

(A) Certain governments subsidize theaters in order to attract foreign tourists. But tourists rarely choose a destination for the theatrical performances it has to offer.
(B) Certain governments restrict imports in order to keep domestic producers in business. But, since domestic producers do not have to face the full force of foreign competition, some domestic producers are able to earn inordinately high profits.
(C) Certain governments build strong armed forces in order to forestall armed conflict, but in order to maintain the sort of discipline and morale that keeps armed forces strong, those forces must be used in actual combat periodically.
(D) Certain governments reduce taxes on business in order to stimulate private investment. But any investment is to some extent a gamble, and new business ventures are not always as successful as their owners hoped.
(E) Certain governments pass traffic laws in order to make travel safer. But the population-driven growth in volumes of traffic often has the effect of making travel less safe despite the passage of new traffic laws.



I would go for C here
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 13:21
Tough one. I think its B.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 17:41
what is the OA?
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Re: Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2007, 20:56
OA is C. bu t how actual combat reduces the strength of the armed forces?
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