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Critics of Federal Reserve argue that [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 05:34
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 05:52
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 06:06
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The first one is a position; the second one is what in reality refute completely the first one.

Infact in reality happens the contrary.

B it is :)
B says second provides evidence which is not so.
Also, can you please let us know what is the conclusion in this argument?

Conclusion is what making me to doubt actual answer of this question.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 06:53
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Increasing the demand of US dollars, improving the purchasing power of avg american.

IMO (A)
FIRST is critic's prediction.
Second is a fact/truth.

(D) is close tie, but incorrect because argument is not opposing the critic's view rather the second bold face sentence is saying that the second part is not much different from the first, but later the second part is stating facts.

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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 07:19
IMO it should be A..first is a "certain" prediction and second is FACT!!
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 10:32
IMO (B)
The position is that there is hyperinflation occuring. The second part shows the different reality to dispute that position.

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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 10:38
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The first one is a position; the second one is what in reality refute completely the first one.

Infact in reality happens the contrary.

B it is :)
B says second provides evidence which is not so.
Also, can you please let us know what is the conclusion in this argument?

Conclusion is what making me to doubt actual answer of this question.



The conclusion is : In reality, and so on and so forth.........we have a statement where dollars HELP companies and provide 3 examples: cars, $ and purchasing power
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2012, 16:19
My Answer is A. critic's prediction is inline with the Second piece, which is a fact/truth.

Whats OA?
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 11:43
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My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.

I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.


Kindly reveal the source of the question.
The second statement says - Reality cannot be more different, meaning - Should almost be in accordance with critics' argument.
However, the statement at the end gives the author's view - as opposed to the critics' view.
So, perhaps the second statement is probably understood as - The reality - Which is not what critics argue is is not more different. Ie. Is actually not what critics argue.
So, B.

Sorry if I tried to confuse a few... But, I doubt whether such a question is genuine enough.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 15:07
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My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.

I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.



First of all Critic's claim and authors claim is opposite. Lets understand

Critics argue that Hyperinflation is evident...........bcuz blah blah blah will lead to devaluation of dollar......."That is purchasing power will decrease"
While author claims that blah blah blah will improve purchasing power.

So its contradictory. A and E goes out.

"Hyperinflation is evident" cannot be an evidence. C goes out

Statement "Reality can not be more different" Here author is giving what happens in reality which is a fact.

Hence B.

OA please.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 17:41
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joshnsit wrote:
My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.
I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.
Kindly reveal the source of the question.
The second statement says - Reality cannot be more different, meaning - Should almost be in accordance with critics' argument.
However, the statement at the end gives the author's view - as opposed to the critics' view.
So, perhaps the second statement is probably understood as - The reality - Which is not what critics argue is is not more different. Ie. Is actually not what critics argue.
So, B.

Sorry if I tried to confuse a few... But, I doubt whether such a question is genuine enough.
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"Reality cant be more different" is like an idiom/phrase/proverb which actually means "In reality, things are completely different". So, it has to differ from Critic's point of view expressed earlier before the sentence "Reality cant be more different".

The source is eGMAT. I am convinced with OA , but I am looking for conclusion which I feel is "Reality cant be more different" here, but not sure of. So, need some expert help here whether we have conclusion explicitly stated here or not. So, still keeping this post open here for my expected conclusion.

BTW, evidence is based on facts whereas "Reality cant be more different" is author's opinion(in which he/she(author) differs from critic's opinion). Because when author says "In reality, the increased capital flow would enable US companies .....", the would suggests that he is expecting this to happen with a probability/possibility.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 21:26
joshnsit wrote:
raghupara wrote:
joshnsit wrote:
My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.
I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.
Kindly reveal the source of the question.
The second statement says - Reality cannot be more different, meaning - Should almost be in accordance with critics' argument.
However, the statement at the end gives the author's view - as opposed to the critics' view.
So, perhaps the second statement is probably understood as - The reality - Which is not what critics argue is is not more different. Ie. Is actually not what critics argue.
So, B.

Sorry if I tried to confuse a few... But, I doubt whether such a question is genuine enough.
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"Reality cant be more different" is like an idiom/phrase/proverb which actually means "In reality, things are completely different". So, it has to differ from Critic's point of view expressed earlier before the sentence "Reality cant be more different".

The source is eGMAT. I am convinced with OA , but I am looking for conclusion which I feel is "Reality cant be more different" here, but not sure of. So, need some expert help here whether we have conclusion explicitly stated here or not. So, still keeping this post open here for my expected conclusion.

BTW, evidence is based on facts whereas "Reality cant be more different" is author's opinion(in which he/she(author) differs from critic's opinion). Because when author says "In reality, the increased capital flow would enable US companies .....", the would suggests that he is expecting this to happen with a probability/possibility.


Oh Cool..
That's a great detail.. I didn't know that idiom..
Thanks many,
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 08:42
it sounds like "reality cannot be more different 'from the truth' or 'than truth'.
well, never knew this to be idiom!

So the answer is "D"? with this being idiom ?
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My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.

I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.


If you understand a little bit of economics, the question is very clear. Else, you could get a little muddled but if you ignore the technicalities and just focus on logic, you will still get your answer easily. Also, "The reality cannot be more different." means the reality is very different. It is so different that it cannot be any more different. (If you had trouble understanding this, it means you do not read enough.)

"Hyper inflation is evident" is the critics' point of view. The rest of the sentence gives you reasons they cite for their point of view. The critics say that the $ will be devalued.
The author starts his point of view by saying that the reality is very different i.e. in reality, there is no hyper inflation. Then he goes on to substantiate his point of view. He says that Americans purchasing power will increase i.e. the $ may appreciate.
So the author's opinion is radically different from the critics'.

So the first statement in bold is a position that the argument opposes.
The second statement is the author's prediction, his point of view. It introduces the position that the argument endorses.

Hence (D) is the correct answer.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 09:38
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joshnsit wrote:
My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.

I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.


If you understand a little bit of economics, the question is very clear. Else, you could get a little muddled but if you ignore the technicalities and just focus on logic, you will still get your answer easily. Also, "The reality cannot be more different." means the reality is very different. It is so different that it cannot be any more different. (If you had trouble understanding this, it means you do not read enough.)

"Hyper inflation is evident" is the critics' point of view. The rest of the sentence gives you reasons they cite for their point of view. The critics say that the $ will be devalued.
The author starts his point of view by saying that the reality is very different i.e. in reality, there is no hyper inflation. Then he goes on to substantiate his point of view. He says that Americans purchasing power will increase i.e. the $ may appreciate.
So the author's opinion is radically different from the critics'.

So the first statement in bold is a position that the argument opposes.
The second statement is the author's prediction, his point of view. It introduces the position that the argument endorses.

Hence (D) is the correct answer.
Karishma, Can we say that the sentence "Reality cant be more different" would be the conclusion?
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 20:52
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Karishma, Can we say that the sentence "Reality cant be more different" would be the conclusion?


The sentence conveys:
"There is no hyper inflation and Americans purchasing power will increase"

This is what the author is trying to express through this argument and hence can be regarded as the conclusion of this argument.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 23:08
From previous post argument is "There is no hyper inflation and Americans purchasing power will increase" which I completely agree. Here is my analysis on the available options.

A) "second is a fact" - Incorrect
B) "second is the evidence" - Incorrect
C)"first is evidence" - Incorrect
D) Both the bold phrases are predictions on high liquidity provided by fedex reserve. First phrase opposes the above said argument and second one supports. Hence correct option.
E) "second is evidence" - Incorrect
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 23:51
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joshnsit wrote:
My question is more towards finding conclusion of this argument.

I have the OA with me, but will reveal later. Let me know the answer along with the conclusion of this argument.


If you understand a little bit of economics, the question is very clear. Else, you could get a little muddled but if you ignore the technicalities and just focus on logic, you will still get your answer easily. Also, "The reality cannot be more different." means the reality is very different. It is so different that it cannot be any more different. (If you had trouble understanding this, it means you do not read enough.)

"Hyper inflation is evident" is the critics' point of view. The rest of the sentence gives you reasons they cite for their point of view. The critics say that the $ will be devalued.
The author starts his point of view by saying that the reality is very different i.e. in reality, there is no hyper inflation. Then he goes on to substantiate his point of view. He says that Americans purchasing power will increase i.e. the $ may appreciate.
So the author's opinion is radically different from the critics'.

So the first statement in bold is a position that the argument opposes.
The second statement is the author's prediction, his point of view. It introduces the position that the argument endorses.

Hence (D) is the correct answer.



Hi Karishma,

I was down to B & D and ended choosing B. I thought while saying reality is very different, author is choosing word "reality" to point out a fact. Because fact cant be prediction I chose B as it use term evidence which means fact. Where did I go wrong...and how should I avoid making such mistake again.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 01:57
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Hi Karishma,

I was down to B & D and ended choosing B. I thought while saying reality is very different, author is choosing word "reality" to point out a fact. Because fact cant be prediction I chose B as it use term evidence which means fact. Where did I go wrong...and how should I avoid making such mistake again.


It is the author's opinion of what the reality is and what it is going to be. It is not a fact. The author says, "In reality, the increased capital flow would enable ..." - this is what is going to happen. He explains you what 'reality' he is talking about. If I just look at the two sentences, I might agree with you. But you cannot look at just the two sentences and decide their role. You need to consider the sentences in context of the entire passage.
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Re: Boldface CR Question: Critics of Federal Reserve [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 02:17
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Hi Karishma,

I was down to B & D and ended choosing B. I thought while saying reality is very different, author is choosing word "reality" to point out a fact. Because fact cant be prediction I chose B as it use term evidence which means fact. Where did I go wrong...and how should I avoid making such mistake again.


It is the author's opinion of what the reality is and what it is going to be. It is not a fact. The author says, "In reality, the increased capital flow would enable ..." - this is what is going to happen. He explains you what 'reality' he is talking about. If I just look at the two sentences, I might agree with you. But you cannot look at just the two sentences and decide their role. You need to consider the sentences in context of the entire passage.



I guess I got you...
So if I look the statement "In reality, the increased capital flow would enable ..." , this is truly futuristic sentence.
So should I actively look for will, would etc as a future marker to call it a prediction and does prediction sentences are limited by these marker, I mean if I dont find will, would in such context I should not consider it prediction??
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