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# A law requiring companies to offer employees unpaid time off

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6. A law requiring companies to offer employees unpaid time off to care for their children will harm the economic competitiveness of our nationâ€™s businesses. Companies must be free to set their own employment policies without mandated parental-leave regulations.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion of the argument above?

(A) A parental-leave law will serve to strengthen the family as a social institution in this country.
(B) Many businesses in this country already offer employees some form of parental leave.
(C) Some of the countries with the most economically competitive businesses have strong parental-leave regulations.
(D) Only companies with one hundred or more employees would be subject to the proposed parental-leave law.
(E) In most polls, a majority of citizens say they favor passage of a parental-leave law.

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04 Apr 2006, 18:57
I go for C.

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04 Apr 2006, 19:04
C.

Conclusion is trying to say that our nation's competitive edge will diminish if we have this new law enacted.

C states that other nations with these regulations enacted are some of the most competitive out there.

A,B, D and E do not touch upon the conclusion so the nation's competitiveness might still diminish.

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04 Apr 2006, 22:06
A law requiring companies to offer employees unpaid time off to care for their children will harm the economic competitiveness of our nationâ€™s businesses. Companies must be free to set their own employment policies without mandated parental-leave regulations.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion of the argument above?

(A) not related
(B) No
(C) yes
(D) Not related
(E) Not related

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05 Apr 2006, 02:52
C it is

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08 Apr 2006, 19:40
OA is C.

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