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1. 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.


2. Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were
formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and
biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological
components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years
ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if
these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to
favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of
behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry


3. To avoid a hostile takeover attempt, the board of directors of Wellco, Inc., a
provider of life and health insurance, planned to take out large loans and use them
to purchase a publishing company, a chocolate factory, and a nationwide chain of
movie theaters. The directors anticipated that these purchase initially would
plunge the corporation deep into debt, rendering it unattractive to those who
wanted to take it over, but that steadily rising insurance rates would allow the
company to pay off the debt within five years. Meanwhile, revenues from the
three new businesses would enable the corporation as a whole to continue to meet
its increased operating expenses. Ultimately, according o the directors’ plan, the
diversification would strengthen the corporation by varying the sources and
schedules of its annual revenues.
Which of the following, assuming that all are equally possible, would most
enhance the chances of the plan’s success?
(A) A widespread drought decreases the availability of cacao beans, from which
chocolate is manufacture, diving up chocolate prices worldwide.
(B) New government regulations require a 30 percent across-the-board rate
rollback of all insurance companies, to begin immediately and to be
completed within a five-year period.
(C) Congress enacts a statute, effective after six months, making it illegal for any
parent not to carry health insurance coverage for his or her child.
(D) Large-screen televisions drop dramatically in price due to surprise alterations
in trade barriers with Japan; movie theater attendance dwindles as a
consequence.
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 13:47
My answers are
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2 D
3 C
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2010, 21:02
I believe first also should be C not A.
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2010, 23:42
Please provide the OA.
I think the answer for the first question should be A.
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2010, 13:20
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Tough CR questions..More to follow..


1. 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.



(A) for sure.

The conclusion of the argument is that there can be no justification for further increases in the compensation of
workers. We need to attack this conclusion.

(E) attacks the reasons behind the stagnation and does not talk about the wages of the worker. Disqualify.
(D) is of no particular use.
(C) if the absolute size of the pie continues to grow then the wages also remain the same across the rich and the poor since the population of both the rich and the poor continues to grow.
(B) crippling the operation of the industry will reduce the size of the pie for both the rich and the poor.

Maybe im thinking too much into this. :)
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2010, 23:46
Can someone elaborate on the third question? I have hard time understanding why the correct choice is C, Not B
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Can someone elaborate on the third question? I have hard time understanding why the correct choice is C, Not B

B - a rate rollback would cause the insurance to go down.
C - by emplying that every child should have insurance, the insurance company will get more people insured and thereby more revenue.
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 04:47
3rd is an example of bad not-GMAT-like question.

A is still debatable (rising cost of raw materials may mean everything we can not readily assumes smth to be true if it is not true), while C and E are both may be true.

Answer C readily assumes that there are parents who do not insure their children and thus if the law is encated then Wellco, Inc., will benefit from this change. What if all parents love theri children so much that all of adults insured their kids when they born. Then if the act is enacted, Wellco, Inc., will have 0% or revenue increase.

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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2011, 05:30
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Tough CR questions..More to follow..


1. 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.


How is B wrong? The leaders wont be able to work and hence a deadlock.
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Re: Tough CRs [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2012, 14:26
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mojorising800 wrote:
Tough CR questions..More to follow..


1. 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.



(A) for sure.

The conclusion of the argument is that there can be no justification for further increases in the compensation of
workers. We need to attack this conclusion.

(E) attacks the reasons behind the stagnation and does not talk about the wages of the worker. Disqualify.
(D) is of no particular use.
(C) if the absolute size of the pie continues to grow then the wages also remain the same across the rich and the poor since the population of both the rich and the poor continues to grow.
(B) crippling the operation of the industry will reduce the size of the pie for both the rich and the poor.

Maybe im thinking too much into this. :)


I think it is C.

A is just a restatement of the labour leaders.
A is an evidence that is already given.

What do you guys say?
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Re: Tough CR questions..More to follow.. 1. Contrary to the [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2012, 06:19
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Tough CR questions..More to follow..


1. 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.


2. Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were
formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and
biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological
components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years
ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if
these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to
favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of
behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry


3. To avoid a hostile takeover attempt, the board of directors of Wellco, Inc., a
provider of life and health insurance, planned to take out large loans and use them
to purchase a publishing company, a chocolate factory, and a nationwide chain of
movie theaters. The directors anticipated that these purchase initially would
plunge the corporation deep into debt, rendering it unattractive to those who
wanted to take it over, but that steadily rising insurance rates would allow the
company to pay off the debt within five years. Meanwhile, revenues from the
three new businesses would enable the corporation as a whole to continue to meet
its increased operating expenses. Ultimately, according o the directors’ plan, the
diversification would strengthen the corporation by varying the sources and
schedules of its annual revenues.
Which of the following, assuming that all are equally possible, would most
enhance the chances of the plan’s success?
(A) A widespread drought decreases the availability of cacao beans, from which
chocolate is manufacture, diving up chocolate prices worldwide.
(B) New government regulations require a 30 percent across-the-board rate
rollback of all insurance companies, to begin immediately and to be
completed within a five-year period.
(C) Congress enacts a statute, effective after six months, making it illegal for any
parent not to carry health insurance coverage for his or her child.
(D) Large-screen televisions drop dramatically in price due to surprise alterations
in trade barriers with Japan; movie theater attendance dwindles as a
consequence.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
ADC



Hi mojorising800,

I see that the header reads - More CR's to come...

I can't find any??? Have you continued in another thread? Kindly share the links/questions.

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2. D
3. C

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1)A
2)D
3) First i went with B. But later after reading feel that "C" is better choice.

B states that rollback in insurance fees. This is a Real loss of revenue and nothing can compensate it. That means the company will inccur losses for sure.

C states that more people will Buy insurance. That means more profit. Which is the final motive of the argument. i.e Make more profit so that other companies can not takeover the company. Be self sufficient.
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Re: Tough CR questions..More to follow.. 1. Contrary to the [#permalink] New post 06 May 2012, 10:12
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Tough CR questions..More to follow..


1. 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.


2. Freud’s theories of the workings of the mind, while brilliant for their day, were
formulated before most of this century’s great advances in neurophysiology and
biochemistry. Today, we have a far deeper understanding of the biological
components of thought, emotion, and behavior than was dreamed of eighty years
ago. It would be foolish to continue parroting Freud’s psychological theories as if
these advances had never occurred.
It can be inferred from the passage above that the author would be most likely to
favor
(A) the abandonment of most of Freud’s theories
(B) a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of
behavior
(C) a critical reexamination of Freud’s place in the history of psychology
(D) a reexamination of Freud’s theories in the light of contemporary biology
(E) increased financial support for studies in neurophysiology and biochemistry


3. To avoid a hostile takeover attempt, the board of directors of Wellco, Inc., a
provider of life and health insurance, planned to take out large loans and use them
to purchase a publishing company, a chocolate factory, and a nationwide chain of
movie theaters. The directors anticipated that these purchase initially would
plunge the corporation deep into debt, rendering it unattractive to those who
wanted to take it over, but that steadily rising insurance rates would allow the
company to pay off the debt within five years. Meanwhile, revenues from the
three new businesses would enable the corporation as a whole to continue to meet
its increased operating expenses. Ultimately, according o the directors’ plan, the
diversification would strengthen the corporation by varying the sources and
schedules of its annual revenues.
Which of the following, assuming that all are equally possible, would most
enhance the chances of the plan’s success?
(A) A widespread drought decreases the availability of cacao beans, from which
chocolate is manufacture, diving up chocolate prices worldwide.
(B) New government regulations require a 30 percent across-the-board rate
rollback of all insurance companies, to begin immediately and to be
completed within a five-year period.
(C) Congress enacts a statute, effective after six months, making it illegal for any
parent not to carry health insurance coverage for his or her child.
(D) Large-screen televisions drop dramatically in price due to surprise alterations
in trade barriers with Japan; movie theater attendance dwindles as a
consequence.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
ADC




My answers are:
1 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.)
2 B(a greater reliance on biological rather than psychological explanations of
behavior. It is due to the greater reliance of the author on biological components of thought, emotion, and behavior that it considers the parroting the Freud’s psychological theories foolish).
3 B(New government regulations require a 30 percent across-the-board rate
rollback of all insurance companies, to begin immediately and to be
completed within a five-year period.---> this means that the company who will switch its shares in the three new businesses would not be affected with this rollback, because it has nothing to do with the insurance sector now as it hass changed its business to the 3 new ones namely publishing company, a chocolate factory, and a nationwide chain of movie theaters. Thus the plan to invest in new businesses would not affect the revenues it would not generate due to this rollback.)



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