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Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2009, 03:26
Go for C.
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 01:55
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Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth


I think A is the answer because there must be fact other than environmental regulations that promote growth i.e higher education can lead to produce chips .

Assume producing copper will yield 1$ producing wire will yield $10 producing micro chip from same material will yield $100. Which is more enviromental consuming of course producing copper.
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 02:31
A for me
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 03:50
IMO A
A. shows alternative reason for economy growth in states with strictest environmetnal regulations.i.e economy growth is not caused by strictest environmetnal regulations
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 07:35
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IMO A
A. shows alternative reason for economy growth in states with strictest environmetnal regulations.i.e economy growth is not caused by strictest environmetnal regulations


It has not been stated that investing in education and job training will lead to better economic growth.
We can't assume that.
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 07:44
imanonymoususer wrote:
crejoc wrote:
IMO A
A. shows alternative reason for economy growth in states with strictest environmetnal regulations.i.e economy growth is not caused by strictest environmetnal regulations


It has not been stated that investing in education and job training will lead to better economic growth.
We can't assume that.


This is an alternative reason for economy growth instead of strictest environmental regulations.
In blank space questions EXTERNAL INFORMATION is allowed, otherwise , we cannot fill it up. If you look through every answer choice, each has external information that is not stated in the passage.

If you say it is not stated in the option A, it is stated in the passage itself " This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth"
option A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training

considering all these in mind try reading option A with the question This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.. it fits well
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 06:17
POST THE OA
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2009, 16:19
A

I will post explanation after OA is posted.

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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 13:11
What has to do education and job training with economic growth?
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2011, 13:11
And what's wrong with E?
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 12:18
noboru wrote:
And what's wrong with E?



E would be correct if it were: even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced
a lot of growth

dont u think?
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Re: According to a widely held economic hypothesis [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2011, 12:36
A is the answer.

All other options either show weak analogy or produce irrelevant information
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Re: Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 03:49
This is an strengthen question because the conclusion "This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth" is in the stimulus. After all, the setup of "which of the following, if true" or of "however, since ______" indicate new information can be provided.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training This answer choice directly address the counterpoint, for the cause of job growth promotes growth more than the environmental regulations.

B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations Opposite answer - This statement actually supports the counterpoint.

C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations Shell game - this leads to a different conclusion - i.e. therefore, not all states consider environment regulations as a way to increase job growth. Besides, this statement is neutral - neither strengthen or weakens the conclusion.

D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth Opposite answer - This supports the counterpoint.

E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth Opposite answer - This supports the counterpoint.
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Re: Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2014, 07:36
As was asked before by Noburu, how can one assume

"Education and job training" associated with "Economic Growth"??????

And what is the problem with (E).?

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