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Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countries is generally regarded as an example by which the profits and benefits of a foreign enterprise can be redirected to improve the lot of native populations. The government’s takeover of a large foreign mining operation in a fledgling African country a few years ago is a poor example of this principle, however. The government ousted the corporation in name, but the management team and workforce, most of whom were foreign, remained to operate the facility and were given a large pay increase. Profits from the operation were thus severely reduced. As a result, native projects did not receive large profits from the operation, nor were natives hired to replace foreign workers.

Which one of the following describes the type of argument used in the passage?

(A) The author supplies an example that supports the general principle.
(B) The author compares and contrasts two divergent examples of the same principle.
(C) The author weakens the argument by supplying evidence which undermines the argument.
(D) The author disproves the argument with one compelling example.
(E) The author explains why all general principles have flaws.

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In the argument, the author states despite the ouster of the multi national company(in the developing country)
the government, was not able to use the profits from the work(the company was involved in) to develop their native projects.

He then states that the reason could be the fat pay checks that the government paid the employees, whom they retained
from the MNC to continue the work without any hindrance. This is an alternate explanation which the author provides
in order to weaken the argument.

Option C, clearly states this and is our correct answer.
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Re: Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countri [#permalink]

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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countries is generally regarded as an example by which the profits and benefits of a foreign enterprise can be redirected to improve the lot of native populations. The government’s takeover of a large foreign mining operation in a fledgling African country a few years ago is a poor example of this principle, however. The government ousted the corporation in name, but the management team and workforce, most of whom were foreign, remained to operate the facility and were given a large pay increase. Profits from the operation were thus severely reduced. As a result, native projects did not receive large profits from the operation, nor were natives hired to replace foreign workers.

Which one of the following describes the type of argument used in the passage?

(A) The author supplies an example that supports the general principle.
(B) The author compares and contrasts two divergent examples of the same principle.
(C) The author weakens the argument by supplying evidence which undermines the argument.
(D) The author disproves the argument with one compelling example.
(E) The author explains why all general principles have flaws.

Source: Nova GMAT


How do we decide between C and D
C ) The Author weakens the argument
D) The author disproves the argument


C) by supplying evidence which undermines the argument
D)with one compelling example.

Both C and D seem to be saying the same thing in different ways.
I hope in actual GMAT two answer choices will be more differentiable.
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Re: Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countri [#permalink]

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What is OA. i opted for C because. the word disproving is too extreme to use it here. example is provided for weakening the argument or some generalisation believed to be true.

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Re: Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countri [#permalink]

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stne wrote:
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countries is generally regarded as an example by which the profits and benefits of a foreign enterprise can be redirected to improve the lot of native populations. The government’s takeover of a large foreign mining operation in a fledgling African country a few years ago is a poor example of this principle, however. The government ousted the corporation in name, but the management team and workforce, most of whom were foreign, remained to operate the facility and were given a large pay increase. Profits from the operation were thus severely reduced. As a result, native projects did not receive large profits from the operation, nor were natives hired to replace foreign workers.

Which one of the following describes the type of argument used in the passage?

(A) The author supplies an example that supports the general principle.
(B) The author compares and contrasts two divergent examples of the same principle.
(C) The author weakens the argument by supplying evidence which undermines the argument.
(D) The author disproves the argument with one compelling example.
(E) The author explains why all general principles have flaws.

Source: Nova GMAT


How do we decide between C and D
C ) The Author weakens the argument
D) The author disproves the argument


C) by supplying evidence which undermines the argument
D)with one compelling example.

Both C and D seem to be saying the same thing in different ways.
I hope in actual GMAT two answer choices will be more differentiable.


Actually it has not to be the choice between C and D.

D - it its like the argument is always (and this is to extreme) wrong.
C - we are given a good argument (solution), but it does not work every time - sometimes it is bad/wrong - we get an examplem that weakens this argument

(I have made another mistake - signed E, yes, argument has flaw [it can be weakened]m but it is also to wxteme, and moreover - we speak about 1 argument, 1 general principles - it is more important )

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Re: Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countri [#permalink]

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stne wrote:
SajjadAhmad wrote:
Government take-over of foreign private industry in developing countries is generally regarded as an example by which the profits and benefits of a foreign enterprise can be redirected to improve the lot of native populations. The government’s takeover of a large foreign mining operation in a fledgling African country a few years ago is a poor example of this principle, however. The government ousted the corporation in name, but the management team and workforce, most of whom were foreign, remained to operate the facility and were given a large pay increase. Profits from the operation were thus severely reduced. As a result, native projects did not receive large profits from the operation, nor were natives hired to replace foreign workers.

Which one of the following describes the type of argument used in the passage?

(A) The author supplies an example that supports the general principle.
(B) The author compares and contrasts two divergent examples of the same principle.
(C) The author weakens the argument by supplying evidence which undermines the argument.
(D) The author disproves the argument with one compelling example.
(E) The author explains why all general principles have flaws.

Source: Nova GMAT


How do we decide between C and D
C ) The Author weakens the argument
D) The author disproves the argument


C) by supplying evidence which undermines the argument
D)with one compelling example.

Both C and D seem to be saying the same thing in different ways.
I hope in actual GMAT two answer choices will be more differentiable.

I won't say the author 'disproves' the argument. That's a strong word. I also won't say that his or her argument is 'compelling'. That's also extreme. Compelling to whom?

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