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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 21:14
Everyone who posted the answer solved it correctly. So, if this were a GMAT question, the GMAT software will classify it as a 500 level problem.

How many assumptions can you spot in my reasoning? I counted 6 :D
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 03:25
A is straightforward
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 18:17
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 08:17
only A discusses about growth of economy
other options does not even include the words growth of economy
hence all are irrelevent except A.
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2011, 17:15
A for me as well.

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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2011, 18:06
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 15:55
Which of the following is the best criticism of the politician’s reasoning?

(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place.

The best choice is A - as A attacks the premises adequately on which the conclusion is based. The other choices are either irrelevant or out of scope.
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 21:37
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Re: Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 20:58
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 04:49
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(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place. - Correct Answer. Explains current situation and the identifies the gap in reasoning

(B) The fact that some companies now try harder to keep their employees does not mean that they used to be indifferent to employee morale. - Employee Morale not discussed.

(C) The fact that demand will outstrip supply does not mean that there will be no supply at all. - irrelevent

(D) The fact that the number of new entrants into the labor market is declining does not mean that the number of new entrants is lower than it has ever been. - Not comparing with new entrants 'ever'

(E) The fact that current employees have become more valuable to some companies does not mean that those employees will do their jobs better than they used to. - no comparison made among new and current employees performance


just to add...
the answer imo should always "logically and reasonably" criticize the politician's reasoning.
all the answer choices other than (A) don't "criticize" because they are either too irrelevant
or too weak...

therefor, answer (A) which seems to clearly capture the essence of the politician's
statement and then goes on to counter the reasoning...
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Re: CR: Criticize reasoning [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 04:52
zz0vlb wrote:
Can someone explain what's wrong with E ?


because imo (E) does not criticize the politician's statement... it may be
criticizing something but not the statement in question....
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Re: Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now [#permalink] New post 02 May 2012, 09:22
In the weaken question, first of all look at the conclusion. The conclusion here is "Their concern is a sure indicator that the economy is growing". On the basis of the information that some companies have started to retain the current employees , the politician concludes that the economy is growing.

Or the politician assumes that the companies have already started retaining the employees means that economy is growing .
If we can attach this assumption of the argument ,then the argument will be weakened.
A does the same.
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Re: Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 19:42
+1 A

This is a "find the flaw" question. Saying that companies are taking actions about that situation doesn't mean that the economy is growing. Maybe the companies are just preparing for a future situation.
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