GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Apr 2019, 21:34

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereb

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Jan 2017
Posts: 307
Location: Canada
Reviews Badge
Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereb  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Mar 2017, 06:29
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

64% (02:37) correct 36% (02:34) wrong based on 104 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereby a negative incentive for technological innovation, and all nations in which technological innovation is hampered inevitably fall behind in the international arms race. Those nations that, through historical accident or the foolishness of their political leadership, wind up in a strategically disadvantageous position are destined to lose their voice in the world affairs. So if a nation wants to maintain its value system and way of life, it must not allow its highest tax bracket to exceed 30 percent of income.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the politician’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) The top level of taxation must reach 45 percent before taxation begins to deter inventors and industrialists from introducing new technologies and industries.

(B) Making a great deal of money is an insignificant factor in driving technological innovation.

(C) Falling behind in the international arms race does not necessarily lead to a strategically less advantageous position.

(D) Those nations that lose influence in the world community do not necessarily suffer from a threat to their value system or way of life.

(E) Allowing one’s country to lose its technological edge, especially as concerns weaponry, would be foolish rather than merely a historical accident.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 27 Aug 2014
Posts: 55
Location: Canada
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GMAT 1: 660 Q45 V35
GPA: 3.66
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereb  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Mar 2017, 09:33
1
(A) The top level of taxation must reach 45 percent before taxation begins to deter inventors and industrialists from introducing new technologies and industries. - This Weakens the argument as it sets the mark at 45%

(B) Making a great deal of money is an insignificant factor in driving technological innovation. This weakens the premise on which the argument is based on

(C) Falling behind in the international arms race does not necessarily lead to a strategically less advantageous position. Same as B

(D) Those nations that lose influence in the world community do not necessarily suffer from a threat to their value system or way of life. Same as B

(E) Allowing one’s country to lose its technological edge, especially as concerns weaponry, would be foolish rather than merely a historical accident. This statement doesn't weaken - hence is the correct answer
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 559
Location: India
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereb  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Mar 2017, 16:03
1
Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereby a negative incentive for technological innovation, and all nations in which technological innovation is hampered inevitably fall behind in the international arms race. Those nations that, through historical accident or the foolishness of their political leadership, wind up in a strategically disadvantageous position are destined to lose their voice in the world affairs. So if a nation wants to maintain its value system and way of life, it must not allow its highest tax bracket to exceed 30 percent of income.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the politician’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) The top level of taxation must reach 45 percent before taxation begins to deter inventors and industrialists from introducing new technologies and industries.
This point weakens the argument as if the statement is true then the argument is weakend on its 30% claim.

(B) Making a great deal of money is an insignificant factor in driving technological innovation.
weakens teh argument which suggest that tax is direclty relative to the technological advancement,

(C) Falling behind in the international arms race does not necessarily lead to a strategically less advantageous position.
Although this is a blunt statement but we considera ll the choices to betrue as they are,it weakens the argument,as the arument suggest that the arms race leads to strategicall advancement.

(D) Those nations that lose influence in the world community do not necessarily suffer from a threat to their value system or way of life.
weakens one the way of life point of the argument.

(E) Allowing one’s country to lose its technological edge, especially as concerns weaponry, would be foolish rather than merely a historical accident.

Does not weaken or have any impact on the argument. Thus is the correct choice.
Manager
Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 249
GPA: 3.57
Reviews Badge
Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 13 Jul 2017, 18:39
Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereby a negative incentive for technological innovation, and all nations in which technological innovation is hampered inevitably fall behind in the international arms race. Those nations that, through historical accident or the foolishness of their political leadership, wind up in a strategically disadvantageous position are destined to lose their voice in the world affairs. So if a nation wants to maintain its value system and way of life, it must not allow its highest tax bracket to exceed 30 percent of income.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the politician’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) The top level of taxation must reach 45 percent before taxation begins to deter inventors and industrialists from introducing new technologies and industries.
(B) Making a great deal of money is an insignificant factor in driving technological innovation.
(C) Falling behind in the international arms race does not necessarily lead to a strategically less advantageous position.
(D) Those nations that lose influence in the world community do not necessarily suffer from a threat to their value system or way of life.
(E) Allowing one’s country to lose its technological edge, especially as concerns weaponry, would be foolish rather than merely a historical accident.

Question is archived with no OA but I found this question really challenging so posting for Verbal enthusiasts who have not attempted this.
_________________
Please hit Kudos if this post helped you inch closer to your GMAT goal.
Procrastination is the termite constantly trying to eat your GMAT tree from the inside.
There is one fix to every problem, working harder!

Originally posted by jedit on 13 Jul 2017, 11:22.
Last edited by broall on 13 Jul 2017, 18:39, edited 1 time in total.
Merged post. Please search before posting
GMAT Club Bot
Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce   [#permalink] 13 Jul 2017, 11:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Politician: All nations that place a high tax on income produce thereb

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.