Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 27 Aug 2014, 19:38

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5097
Location: Singapore
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2005, 05:59
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central economic problem facing America today is not the distribution of wealth. It is productivity. With the productivity of U.S. industry stagnant, or even declining slightly, the economic pie is no longer growing. Labor leaders, of course, point to what they consider an unfair distribution of the slices of pie to justify their demands for further increases in wages and benefits. And in the past, when the pie was still growing, management could afford to acquiesce. No longer. Until productivity resumes its growth, there can be no justification for further increases in the compensation of workers.

Which of the following statements by a labor leader focuses on the logical weakness in the argument above?
(A) Although the economic pie is no longer growing, the portion of the pie allocated to American workers remains unjustly small.
(B) If management fails to accommodate the demands of workers, labor leaders will be forced to call strikes that will cripple the operation of industry.
(C) Although productivity is stagnant, the U.S. population is growing, so that the absolute size of the economic pie continues to grow as well.
(D) As a labor leader, I can be concerned only with the needs of working people, not with the problems faced by management.
(E) The stagnation of U.S. industry has been caused largely by factors—such as foreign competition—beyond the control of American workers.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Jul 2005
Posts: 86
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2005, 12:06
A?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Jan 2004
Posts: 207
Location: Ghana
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2005, 23:41
A for me.
_________________

It's not over until it's OVER!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 27
Location: Pattikadu
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2005, 06:06
my choice is C
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 257
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2005, 09:29
This is a tough CR. I think C here as well.

C points to a reason why the pie is increasing. If the pie is increasing then management's argument falls apart.

I think A is put in there to appeal to our sense of right and wrong and not to point out the weakness in the argument.

B and D do not rebut the argument at all. E sounds like whining and doesn't attack the argument.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1743
Location: Dhaka
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 40 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2005, 14:29
I will go with A.

What is the OA.
_________________

hey ya......

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 284
Location: CA, USA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2005, 19:48
only A is most relevant, it focus on the 'division of the pie'
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 04 Jul 2004
Posts: 905
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2005, 04:19
(A) is the best refute.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5097
Location: Singapore
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2005, 04:24
OA is A.
  [#permalink] 10 Sep 2005, 04:24
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central abhinav24 18 03 Nov 2008, 10:45
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central rao 8 07 Sep 2008, 15:44
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central sidbidus 3 18 Jun 2007, 17:47
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central vineetgupta 3 09 Nov 2006, 08:11
Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central damit 12 12 Jun 2005, 20:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Contrary to the statements of labor leaders, the central

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.