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All social systems are based upon a division of economic roles. The va

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21. All social systems are based upon a division of economic roles. The values of a social system are embodied in the prestige accorded persons who fill various economic roles. It is therefore unsurprising that, for any social system, the introduction of labor-saving technology that makes certain economic roles obsolete will tend to undermine the values in that social system.
Which one of the following can most reasonably be concluded on the basis of the information above?
(A) Social systems will have unchanging values if they are shielded from technological advancement.
(B) No type of technology will fail to undermine the values in a social system.
(C) A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles.
(D) A technologically advanced society will place little value on the prestige associated with an economic role.
(E) A technological innovation that is implemented in a social system foreign to the one in which it was developed will tend to undermine the foreign social system.


Briefly:
Social systems are based on economic roles.
Economic roles carry the prestige.
Therefore the introduction of technology hurts economic roles; Hence it hurts the social system.

(A) We have to assume that only technological advancement hurts the social system. SO there is flaw in the inference
(B)Absolute claim about technology which is not in accordance with the argument. Reverse logic
(C) A social system which is not susceptible to technology will not hurt economic roles which are the foundation of social system. CORRECT
(D)Adversely, It will hurt it
(E)Irrelevant

Therefore, clearly it is C
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All social systems are based upon a division of economic roles. The values of a social system are embodied in the prestige accorded persons who fill various economic roles. It is therefore unsurprising that, for any social system, the introduction of labor-saving technology that makes certain economic roles obsolete will tend to undermine the values in that social system.

Which one of the following can most reasonably be concluded on the basis of the information above?

(A) Social systems will have unchanging values if they are shielded from technological advancement.

(B) No type of technology will fail to undermine the values in a social system.

(C) A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles.

(D) A technologically advanced society will place little value on the prestige associated with an economic role.

(E) A technological innovation that is implemented in a social system foreign to the one in which it was developed will tend to undermine the foreign social system.

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All social systems are based upon a division of economic roles. The values of a social system are embodied in the prestige accorded persons who fill various economic roles. It is therefore unsurprising that, for any social system, the introduction of labor-saving technology that makes certain economic roles obsolete will tend to undermine the values in that social system.

Which one of the following can most reasonably be concluded on the basis of the information above?

(A) Social systems will have unchanging values if they are shielded from technological advancement.

(B) No type of technology will fail to undermine the values in a social system.

(C) A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles.

(D) A technologically advanced society will place little value on the prestige associated with an economic role.

(E) A technological innovation that is implemented in a social system foreign to the one in which it was developed will tend to undermine the foreign social system.



(A) Social systems will have unchanging values if they are shielded from technological advancement. It cant be inferred.

(B) No type of technology will fail to undermine the values in a social system. We are only concerned with labor saving technology not any kind of technology

(C) A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles. this is the negated statement of the conclusion.Hence Correct

(D) A technologically advanced society will place little value on the prestige associated with an economic role.We know it places little value in the social system nothing is said about prestige of the role

(E) A technological innovation that is implemented in a social system foreign to the one in which it was developed will tend to undermine the foreign social system.
Out of scope .We dont know how it treats the foreign system
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New post 04 Aug 2017, 12:22
Tricky one. The prompt describes the place of economic roles in a social system and then says that technology that disturbs those economic roles will underine the social system.

Many of the answer choices mention key words but answer C is correct. If the social system does not change, then the presence of economic role-disrupting technology is not present. If it were present, we know from the prompt that the social system would be undermined.
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