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In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business.

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions.

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years.

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale.

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel.

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In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business. - opposite, this strengthen the argument

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions. - irrelevant

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years. - irrelevant - nothing is mentioned about the benefits to workers

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale. - CORRECT. Even though the sweatshops are banned, people still seeking to purchase it from somewhere else rather than purchase from non-sweatshops, making the conclusion of the argument break.

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel. - out of scope

Thus, D is the correct answer choice.
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20 Oct 2019, 23:06
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D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale.....Then there will be no use of limiting purchases......

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21 Oct 2019, 01:23
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The right answer is option D in my view.

The objective of the town council is to stop the patronage or acceptance of clothing from sweatshops. So if many members of the town prefer clothes from sweatshops and would likely go to other towns where the sweatshop clothes are available to make purchases, then this will negatively impact the decision taken by the council. It will weaken the impact of the council’s decision on the sweatshops.

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21 Oct 2019, 01:48
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In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Stimulus states: To discourage the acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops the council plans to ban and argues that the non-sweats shop goods apparel is morally preferable. To weaken the Argument we have to find an option that even though the city council bans the sweatshops still its moral objective will not be achieved.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business. strengthens the argument to ban the sweatshop

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions. does not weaken the argument

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years. strengthens the argument

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale. Correct answer weakens the argument that even though the city council bans the sweatshop the town people will take it from other places hence morally they will never be able to achieve their plan

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel. out of scope

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21 Oct 2019, 07:40
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In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business.
B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions.
C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years.
D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale.
E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel.

ARGUMENT
[con] The council will ban sweatshop clothing to discourage widespread acceptance of sweatshop clothing;
[prem] Because non-sweatshop clothing is manufactured in human conditions and it is morally preferable.

WEAKEN PLAN
A. irrelevant
B. trap: plans to improve by how much? what type of factory is it, a sweatshop or a non?
C. if benefits were noticeable, even if in the future, then this strengthens the plan;
E. out of scope;

Answer (D): if MOST prefer sweatshop clothing and are likely to buy elsewhere, then the plan falls.
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21 Oct 2019, 11:34
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IMO, D

The objective of the town council is to stop the use of clothings/apparel from manufacturing factories that have poor and unacceptable working condition.

D said that since the people in town prefer clothes that manufactured in sweatshops(maybe the quality of sewing is better or maybe they produce cuter patterns), they will buy them(also produce in sweatshop) from other towns anyway if they can’t buy them here.
Therefore, if there is a ban, people will still buy product from sweatshop where else, resulting in unmet moral objective of the town council.

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20 Oct 2019, 22:30
A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business.- This statement is not valid because there is no evidence to support the claim mentioned in the question statement.

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions- Not valid because there is no evidence or reason that by putting ban on sweatshop clothing is the only way to improve the working condition.

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years- this supports the argument with proper evidence that plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives.

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale- Not Valid.

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel - Not valid as per the argument in the question.

Hence IMO , correct option is C.
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21 Oct 2019, 02:04
Conclusion of argument ; the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

IMO C; After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years.
is relevant and would weaken the argument

In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business.

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions.

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years.

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale.

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel.
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21 Oct 2019, 21:07
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Competition Mode Question

In an attempt to discourage the widespread acceptance of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of sweatshop goods for which substitutes manufactured under humane conditions exist. The council argues that non-sweatshop apparel is morally preferable.

Which of the following, if true, indicates that the plan to ban the sale of sweatshop goods is ill suited to the town council's moral objectives?

A. Although clothing manufactured in sweatshops is now available, members of the town council believe non-sweatshop apparel is better for workers in the clothing manufacturing business.

B. The clothing factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to improve their working conditions.

C. After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of clothing manufactured in sweatshops, the benefits to workers in the clothing manufacturing business were not discernible for several years.

D. Since most townspeople prefer clothing manufactured in sweatshops in many instances, they are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where such goods are available for sale.

E. Sweatshops sometimes produce items other than apparel.

Official Explanation

The best answer is D. If the towns residents are likely to purchase the same items from another town, then the town council's objectives of limiting purchases of sweatshop manufactured clothing will not be met.
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