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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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15 Nov 2009, 08:03
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 E will not resolve they disagreement. So, C
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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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15 Nov 2009, 08:09
gurpreet07 wrote:
Hi walker......
thanks for replying.........even i marked E....but the answer option given is strange

I changed my mind
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15 Nov 2009, 08:52
walker wrote:
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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15 Nov 2009, 11:11
Does anyone have the official answer? This is a tough question.
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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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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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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.

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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15 Nov 2009, 20:00
x2suresh wrote:
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.

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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15 Nov 2009, 21:18
Thanks for the explanation.
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15 Nov 2009, 22:05
Are the LSAT CR harder than the GMAT CR?
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15 Nov 2009, 22:51
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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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