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Mr. Ivers: If democratic governments are run like profit-making

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Mr. Ivers: If democratic governments are run like profit-making organizations, a doomsday of democracy will be heralded. After all, governments are for the public and should not be making profits.

Ms. Lobo: I disagree. Most of the initiatives that governments need to run for the public are large-scale efforts and need humongous amounts of money. Profit-making is certainly justified as it will lead to better management and greater efficiency.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Lobo’s attempt to refute Mr. Iver’s claim?

A- Governments earn a large amount of money through profits from their own initiatives.

B- Most profits through government initiatives are invested in development efforts for public interests.

C- Without making profits, governments cannot implement development efforts.

D- Greater profits in government projects will contribute to reducing the fiscal deficit.

E- Taxes, the largest contributor to government profits, are accepted worldwide as a form of government income.
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Best way to strengthen Ms. Lobo's argument is to show that the Government uses profit from initiatives to help the developmental efforts. So this in turn will benefit public.
This directly supports Mr. Ivers's statement : Governments are for the public .so Mr. Ivers has no way to counter the argument by Ms. Lobo.

E is out of scope as we are not concerned about ways in which Government can make profit.
D: Ms. Lobo's argument is specific to Initiatives. This option fails to explain how the initiatives are benifited from Profit.
C: We have to strength the initiative part of government .This is also a bit extreme.
A:This option just tell the source of Profit but information related to usage is missing.
B: Fills the Gap


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Mr. Ivers: If democratic governments are run like profit-making organizations, a doomsday of democracy will be heralded. After all, governments are for the public and should not be making profits.

Ms. Lobo: I disagree. Most of the initiatives that governments need to run for the public are large-scale efforts and need humongous amounts of money. Profit-making is certainly justified as it will lead to better management and greater efficiency.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Lobo’s attempt to refute Mr. Iver’s claim?

A- Governments earn a large amount of money through profits from their own initiatives.

B- Most profits through government initiatives are invested in development efforts for public interests.

C- Without making profits, governments cannot implement development efforts.

D- Greater profits in government projects will contribute to reducing the fiscal deficit.

E- Taxes, the largest contributor to government profits, are accepted worldwide as a form of government income.


Answer must be (B),as Ivers assumes that Govt is making profits on its own benefits, which Lobo refutes by stating that since huge expenses are incurred by the Govt for maintenance & management of Public sustem, the profits generated from operation is ultimately used in better Management and maintanance of those public resources !!!
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Why is C incorrect? As per comments C seems to be an extreme answer choice. But I don't feel it that way. Can someone help me clarify my doubt.
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Why is C incorrect? As per comments C seems to be an extreme answer choice. But I don't feel it that way. Can someone help me clarify my doubt.

You doubt is absolutely correct,however B is correct because Ms
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Why is C incorrect? As per comments C seems to be an extreme answer choice. But I don't feel it that way. Can someone help me clarify my doubt.

You doubt is absolutely correct,however B is correct because Ms Lobo talked about most of initiatives that government take not all. Hence B is correct, If she said all initiative then C is for sure the correct choice.

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Why is C incorrect? As per comments C seems to be an extreme answer choice. But I don't feel it that way. Can someone help me clarify my doubt.


In option C they did not mention which development? and what this development is related to public
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