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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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Between A and C, I would go with C.

Choice A is more extreme. It assumes that technological advancement is the only factor, which can cause changes in value in a social system.
Some other factor may cause change in values.

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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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Can someone please explain this CR

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Here is the summary of CR:
The values in the system resembles to the prestige of persons who have certain economic roles.
The introduction of X technology shall reduce economomic roles, eventullay decreasing the values in the system.

IMO D.

A.Too harsh to conclude.
B.Too harsh to conclude.
C.Cannot be concluded.
D.Correct
E.Out of scope.

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D sounds good but I am inclined more towards E. Even E looks a bit out of scope but still I feel it is better than D.

I go for E :) OA pls?

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Please describe as to y C cannot be the answer

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C is my answer. Waiting for OA :)

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IMO C it is a clear cut case of conditional reasoning the use of contra positive statement

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C looks like the right one.

What is the OA?
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C appears to be better than A (a typical gmat trap)..

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C states that " A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles." while the stimilus states that "the introduction of labor-saving technology that makes certain economic roles obselete". Please note the words eliminate in option and certain roles in stimulus.
C option is too strong to be true as we cannot conclude whether technology can eliminate economic rules or not.
D is the only option that says that techonology society will hold little value for the economic rule that can be logically concluded from the stimulus.

Thus D is better choice than C.
Hope I am able to clear your doubts.

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I would say D, but the phrase 'A technologically advanced society' in the option makes me think otherwise as the passage states only the introduction of l-s technology.
i am not sure if it can be concluded as A technologically advanced society.

Option C is likely true, guess it can be concluded.

am i missing something?

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straight C :)

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C for me:

technology --> makes economic roles obsolete --> leads to change in values of Social system


C says:

No change in social value --> therefore technology didnt eliminate economic roles

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Answer is C.

Easy. just look at strong words and eliminate too strong statements. Only C remains.

(A) Social systems will have unchanging values if they are shielded from technological advancement. -too strong , sure ? can you predict future?

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

(C) A social system whose values are not susceptible to change would not be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles. -Whenever we see 2 different nagative connotations expressed in one sentence in 2 diferrent ideas, it is basically done to complicate our reasoning.
C converted - A social system whose values are susceptible to change would be one in which technology can eliminate economic roles.
Technology can eliminate economic roles in social systems. = to to what is stated in stimuli.

(D) A technologically advanced society will place little value on the prestige associated with an economic role. -too strong , sure ? can you predict future?

(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. - too strong.
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I will vote for D. What is the OA/
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