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# Some people believe that advertising is socially pernicious- it change

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11 Jul 2018, 07:39
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Some people believe that advertising is socially pernicious- it changes consumers' preferences, thereby manipulating people into wanting things they would not otherwise want. However, classes in music and art appreciation change people's preferences for various forms of art and music, and there is nothing wrong with these classes. Therefore, _________________

Which one of the following most logically completes the argument?

(A) consumers would still want most of the things they want even if they were not advertised
(B) the social perniciousness of advertising is not limited to its effect on people's preferences
(C) the fact that advertising changes consumers' preferences does not establish that it is bad
(D) if advertising changes consumers' preferences, it generally does so in a positive way
(E) it is not completely accurate to say that advertising changes people 's preferences

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Re: Some people believe that advertising is socially pernicious- it change  [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2018, 07:49
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Akela wrote:
Some people believe that advertising is socially pernicious- it changes consumers' preferences, thereby manipulating people into wanting things they would not otherwise want. However, classes in music and art appreciation change people's preferences for various forms of art and music, and there is nothing wrong with these classes. Therefore, _________________

Which one of the following most logically completes the argument?

(A) consumers would still want most of the things they want even if they were not advertised
(B) the social perniciousness of advertising is not limited to its effect on people's preferences
(C) the fact that advertising changes consumers' preferences does not establish that it is bad
(D) if advertising changes consumers' preferences, it generally does so in a positive way
(E) it is not completely accurate to say that advertising changes people 's preferences

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According to some people-
2. (WHY ? ) it changes consumers' preferences
3. (HOW ? ) by manipulating people into wanting things they would not otherwise want.

Author uses case of classes in music and art appreciation.
Agrees with (2) and (3) of some people's belief.
But opposes (1) by saying "there is nothing wrong with these classes"
Hence, the fact that advertising changes consumers' preferences does not establish that it is bad.
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Re: Some people believe that advertising is socially pernicious- it change &nbs [#permalink] 11 Jul 2018, 07:49
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