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Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 05:32
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Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments and economists as restraints of trade, working against the complete freedom of the economy, but I believe that unions are indispensable since they are often the worker’s only protection against exploitation.

Ravi: I don’t agree. The exploitation of the workers and their work is a normal part of ordinary trade just like the exploitation of natural or other material resources.

Sven and Ravi will not be able to resolve their disagreement logically unless they
(A) define a key term
(B) rely on the opinions of established authorities
(C) question an unproved premise
(D) present supporting data
(E) distinguish fact from opinion
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 08:03
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Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments and economists as restraints of trade, working against the complete freedom of the economy, but I believe that unions are indispensable since they are often the worker’s only protection against exploitation.

Ravi: I don’t agree. The exploitation of the workers and their work is a normal part of ordinary trade just like the exploitation of natural or other material resources.

Sven and Ravi will not be able to resolve their disagreement logically unless they
(A) define a key term
(B) rely on the opinions of established authorities
(C) question an unproved premise
(D) present supporting data
(E) distinguish fact from opinion


I think it is C or E. But E will not resolve they disagreement. So, C
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 08:05
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gurpreet07 wrote:
Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments and economists as restraints of trade, working against the complete freedom of the economy, but I believe that unions are indispensable since they are often the worker’s only protection against exploitation.

Ravi: I don’t agree. The exploitation of the workers and their work is a normal part of ordinary trade just like the exploitation of natural or other material resources.

Sven and Ravi will not be able to resolve their disagreement logically unless they
(A) define a key term
(B) rely on the opinions of established authorities
(C) question an unproved premise
(D) present supporting data
(E) distinguish fact from opinion


I think it is C or E. But "red" part of Sven's statement is actually opinion. So I think it is E


Hi walker......
thanks for replying.........even i marked E....but the answer option given is strange
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 08:09
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Hi walker......
thanks for replying.........even i marked E....but the answer option given is strange


I changed my mind ;)
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 08:52
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gurpreet07 wrote:
Hi walker......
thanks for replying.........even i marked E....but the answer option given is strange


I changed my mind ;)


so what should be the answer according to u.......
neither it's D nor E.....
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 11:11
Does anyone have the official answer? This is a tough question.
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 11:29
The OA given is A....
but i couldn't figure out how and why its A......

may be verbal gurus can help
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 12:05
That was my initial guess because I figured they'd have to define what worker's exploitation was to resolve the discussion.
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 13:04
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gurpreet07 wrote:
Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments and economists as restraints of trade, working against the complete freedom of the economy, but I believe that unions are indispensable since they are often the worker’s only protection against exploitation.

Ravi: I don’t agree. The exploitation of the workers and their work is a normal part of ordinary trade just like the exploitation of natural or other material resources.

Sven and Ravi will not be able to resolve their disagreement logically unless they
(A) define a key term
(B) rely on the opinions of established authorities
(C) question an unproved premise
(D) present supporting data
(E) distinguish fact from opinion


Agree with A.

What is their disagreement about??
Its all about "exploitation of workers"
Looks like they both misunderstood the meaning of this "exploitation"
As per Sven --> exploitation --> paying for only 8 hours but they are working 10 hours..
As per Ravi --> exploitation --> paying for 8 hours and they are working for 8 hours. ( He assumes that this natural ).

If this is defined properly --> issue will be resolved.
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 20:00
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gurpreet07 wrote:
Sven: Trade unions are traditionally regarded by governments and economists as restraints of trade, working against the complete freedom of the economy, but I believe that unions are indispensable since they are often the worker’s only protection against exploitation.

Ravi: I don’t agree. The exploitation of the workers and their work is a normal part of ordinary trade just like the exploitation of natural or other material resources.

Sven and Ravi will not be able to resolve their disagreement logically unless they
(A) define a key term
(B) rely on the opinions of established authorities
(C) question an unproved premise
(D) present supporting data
(E) distinguish fact from opinion


Agree with A.

What is their disagreement about??
Its all about "exploitation of workers"
Looks like they both misunderstood the meaning of this "exploitation"
As per Sven --> exploitation --> paying for only 8 hours but they are working 10 hours..
As per Ravi --> exploitation --> paying for 8 hours and they are working for 8 hours. ( He assumes that this natural ).

If this is defined properly --> issue will be resolved.


Thnks......now i got it........
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 21:18
Thanks for the explanation.
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 22:05
Are the LSAT CR harder than the GMAT CR?
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Re: Trade union [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2009, 22:51
burnttwinky wrote:
Are the LSAT CR harder than the GMAT CR?



yea the LSAT CR are tougher than GMAT CR.....
but with practice everythings comes easy.....

keep practicing...and one thing more there is no fun solving easy questions.
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