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Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now than previo

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Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now than previously. If the economy grows, the demand for motivated and educated people will far outstrip the supply. Some companies have already started to respond to this labor-market situation by finding better ways to keep their current employees. Their concern is a sure indicator that the economy is growing.

Which of the following is the best criticism of the politician’s reasoning?


(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place.

(B) The fact that some companies now try harder to keep their employees does not mean that they used to be indifferent to employee morale.

(C) The fact that demand will outstrip supply does not mean that there will be no supply at all.

(D) The fact that the number of new entrants into the labor market is declining does not mean that the number of new entrants is lower than it has ever been.

(E) The fact that current employees have become more valuable to some companies does not mean that those employees will do their jobs better than they used to.
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(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place. - Correct Answer. Explains current situation and the identifies the gap in reasoning

(B) The fact that some companies now try harder to keep their employees does not mean that they used to be indifferent to employee morale. - Employee Morale not discussed.

(C) The fact that demand will outstrip supply does not mean that there will be no supply at all. - irrelevent

(D) The fact that the number of new entrants into the labor market is declining does not mean that the number of new entrants is lower than it has ever been. - Not comparing with new entrants 'ever'

(E) The fact that current employees have become more valuable to some companies does not mean that those employees will do their jobs better than they used to. - no comparison made among new and current employees performance
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Politician: Fewer people are entering the labor market now than previously. If the economy grows, the demand for motivated and educated people will far outstrip the supply. Some companies have already started to respond to this labor-market situation by finding better ways to keep their current employees. Their concern is a sure indicator that the economy is growing.

Which of the following is the best criticism of the politician’s reasoning?

(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place.- The companies are making preparation for future development but the economy growth is not yet started. this statmt is best criticism of politician reasoning.
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Choice A

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Conclusion: the surge in concern => economy is growing

Assumption: the action of companies is properly reflex what are going on the market.

Break assumption: what if the economy will not grow or decrease in the future? there are no need to enhance employee morale. Hence choice A is correct

one other possible weaken is that: even the labour decrease, it does not mean that the new entrance to educational industries will reduce
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The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place. - Correct Answer. Explains current situation
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1) If economy grows -> Demand for supply increases

2) Some companies are trying to retain employees - based on this 1 fact author has concluded that the economy is growing.
Let us understand the line of reasoning used by the author - the author says that fewer people are entering the labor market now than previously. The author then goes ahead and says that if the economy grows then the demand will outstrip the supply. Next the author says that some companies have already started to find better ways to retain their employees i.e. the author here assumes that in order to meet the increasing demand the companies are trying to retain employees and as the demand is increasing the economy on the whole is growing. The flaw here is that it is not necessary that the economy is necessarily growing which is prompting companies to retain employees rather it could just be that they are preparing for any eventuality. Just as we have disaster management systems which are in place to ensure smooth handling of a situation in case a disaster does take place. Increasing expenditure on disaster management system does not necessarily mean that more disasters are taking place rather it could just be that the country is preparing itself for any eventuality. This argument is on similar lines and the correct answer for this is 'A'
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Let me try to help if someone is looking for the solution using Ron's method
The issue here is - Because Some companies have already started to respond to this labor-market situation by finding better ways to keep their current employees is a sure indicator that the economy is growing.

(A) The fact that companies are making prudent preparations for a possible future development does not mean that this development is already taking place.- In line with the issue

(B) The fact that some companies now try harder to keep their employees does not mean that they used to be indifferent to employee morale.- Morale is out of scope of the issue

(C) The fact that demand will outstrip supply does not mean that there will be no supply at all.- out of scope of the issue

(D) The fact that the number of new entrants into the labor market is declining does not mean that the number of new entrants is lower than it has ever been.-out of scope of the issue

(E) The fact that current employees have become more valuable to some companies does not mean that those employees will do their jobs better than they used to.-out of scope of the issue

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