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Many researchers regard Thailand's recent economic growth, as reflected by its gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates, as an example of the success of a modern technological development strategy based on the market economics of industrialized countries. Yet by focusing solely on aggregate economic growth data as the measure of Thailand's development, these researchers have overlooked the economic impact of rural development projects that improve people's daily lives at the village level- such as the cooperative raising of water buffalo, improved sanitation, and the development of food crops both for consumption and for sale at local markets; such projects are not adequately reflected in the country's GDP. These researchers, influenced by Robert Heilbroner's now outdated development theory, tend to view nontechnological development as an obstacle to progress. Heilbroner's theory has become doctrine in some economics textbooks: for example, Monte Palmer disparages nontechnological rural development projects as inhibiting constructive change. Yet as Ann Kelleher's two recent case studies of the Thai villages Non Muang and Dong Keng illustrate, the nontechnological-versus-technological dichotomy can lead researchers not only to overlook real advances achieved by rural development projects but also mistakenly to conclude that because such advances are initiated by rural leaders and are based on traditional values and practices, they retard "real" economic development.
The primary purpose of the passage is to:

A.explain the true reasons for the increase in the Thailand's GDP
B. argue for the adoption of certain rural development projects
C.question the value of technological development in Thailand
D.criticize certain assumptions about economic development in Thailand
E.compare traditional and modern development strategies in Thailand



The author of the passage cites the work of Palmer in order to give an example of

A.a recent case study of rural development projects in Thai villages
B.current research that has attempted to reassess Thailand's economic development
C.an economics textbook that views nontechnological development as an obstacle to progress
D.the prevalence of the view that regards nontechnological development as beneficial but inefficient
E.a portrayal of nontechnological development projects as promoting constructive change



It can be inferred from the passage that the term “real” in line 36 most likely refers to economic development that is

A.based on a technological development strategy
B. not necessarily favored by most researchers
C. initiated by rural leader
D.a reflection of traditional values and practices
E. difficult to measure statistically



Originally posted by keirin79 on 31 Jul 2005, 18:32.
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My answers and explanations are below:
1)D. see the tune noted in this sentence "these research-
ers have overlooked the economic impact of
rural development projects that improves
people’s daily lives at the village level"
2)A. "the
nontechnological-versus-technological
dichotomy can lead researchers not only to
overlook real advances achieved by rural
development projects but also mistakenly to
conclude that because such advances are
initiated by rural leaders and are based on
traditional values and practices, they retard
“realâ€
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D A C

1. The primary purpose of the passage is to

D. criticize certain assumptions about economic development in Thailand

The passage talked about using technical and non-tech dev. strategy.
The author obviously pointed out the prevalent view of assuming tech.
dev. is the key to the economic success.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the term “realâ€
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-The author clearly has an opinion in the passage
-The author is critical about the assumptions made by economists in assigning the growth of Thailand’s GDP to technological progress

Easy passage , took 2 mins 10 seconds to read and 5 mins 30 seconds in total

1. Answer D

2. “tend to view non technological development as an obstacle to progress. Heilbroner’s theory has become doctrine in some economics textbooks: for example, Monte Palmer disparages non technological rural development projects as inhibiting constructive change”

Option C is a clear word justification of the above and is hence correct.

3. “the nontechnological-versus-technological dichotomy can lead researchers not only to overlook real advances achieved by rural development projects but also mistakenly to conclude that because such advances are initiated by rural leaders and are based on traditional values and practices, they retard ― real economic development.”

The author is being critical of the belief that real economic development can only be due to technological development. Hence option A is the right answer choice.
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