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# Critics view automation, the production of more with less

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Updated on: 27 Aug 2014, 00:34
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Critics view automation, the production of more with less, as a net negative—fewer auto plant jobs mean fewer paychecks, they reason. Yet technological improvement is one of the main ingredients of economic growth. It means increasing wages and a higher standard of living for workers who retain their jobs. Displaced workers learn new skill sets, and these workers find their skills are put to more productive use.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage above?
A. There are some technological improvements that even after promoting an improved standard of living do not win critics’ acclaim.
B. Technological improvement is a bigger contributor to job losses than outsourcing.
C. Technologies that make people more efficient lead to a net job loss
D. There are no new jobs added as the new technologies are introduced in production plants.
E. There are cost effective avenues that provide new skills to people who lose their jobs because of advancements in technology.

Originally posted by guerrero25 on 26 Aug 2014, 11:44.
Last edited by guerrero25 on 27 Aug 2014, 00:34, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Aug 2014, 19:52
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A seems best: There are some technological improvements that even after promoting an improved standard of living do not win critics’ acclaim

it cannot be E as the passage is talking just about :Displaced workers learn new skill sets. it is not talking if there are cost effective avenues that provide these new skill sets

it cannot be D as passage is talking about new jobs being added .Also we cannot be 100 % sure whether these jobs are added to the same production plant from where worker's were removed or to some other plant

what is the source of this question?
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03 May 2015, 09:37
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This is very hard question. I was in a fix for 3-4 minutes and was confused between A and E. After analysing the content I came to conclusion A should be the answer.
E cannot be the answer as it talks about cost effective avenues and we have to find inference so we cant go beyond what is discussed in para, where as A talks exactly what is discussed in para. So finally asnwer should be A.
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03 May 2015, 16:51
Agreed with A. What's the source though?
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19 Mar 2017, 15:35
Please, specify the source of the question
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