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# Mr. Mead: Turning this subway system over to private

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5. Mr. Mead: Turning this subway system over to private ownership will surely not make it financially viable. After all, the reason the system is now government-owned is precisely that in 1979 its original private owners went bankrupt operating it.

Ms. Gallis: But remember that government price controls were keeping fares unreasonably low in the 1970's.

Of the following, the best assessment of the logical role played by Ms. Gallis' response is that her response

(B) states one of Mr. Mead's tacit assumptions
(D) identifies a weakness in the evidence Mr. Mead uses as a basis for his conclusion
(E) implies that Mr. Mead's conclusion is correct, but not for the reasons Mr. Mead gives
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conclusion: Turning this subway system over to private ownership will surely not make it financially viable
reason: original owner bankrupt in 1979

Ms. Gallis: Giving reason for the bankruptcy in 1979 which is not considered for conclusion.

IMO D
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31 Jul 2009, 11:12
I would agree with D too.
It was government who controlled prices that led to owner bankruptcy.
Nowhere Ms. Gallis seems to imply that Mr. Mead's conclusion is correct. So E is out for this reason.
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31 Jul 2009, 11:28
sudeep wrote:
conclusion: Turning this subway system over to private ownership will surely not make it financially viable
reason: original owner bankrupt in 1979

Ms. Gallis: Giving reason for the bankruptcy in 1979 which is not considered for conclusion.

IMO D

me agree wit d
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31 Jul 2009, 12:45
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conclusion: Turning this subway system over to private ownership will surely not make it financially viable
reason: original owner bankrupt in 1979

Ms. Gallis: Giving reason for the bankruptcy in 1979 which is not considered for conclusion.

IMO D
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thanks a lot OA is D
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02 Aug 2009, 10:05
D indeed! nice one
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03 Aug 2009, 12:20
IMO on D as well
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