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# Some who favor privatization of governmental functions believe that if

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Some who favor privatization of governmental functions believe that if private companies were permitted to manage public transportation systems, those companies could operate the systems more efficiently without inconveniencing customers or reducing service quality.

Which of the following, if true, argues most strongly against the suggestion to privatize public transportation systems?

A. Most seniors depend on the politically motivated senior-citizen discount fares offered by the government, which private companies would discontinue as unprofitable.
B. Directors of a private transportation company might not reach agreement on ways to achieve their objectives.
C. If they wished to expand public transportation service, the private companies might be forced to solicit contributions from major donors and the public.
D. There might be competition among private companies for control of certain transportation routes.
E. Some public transportation routes might be economically infeasible despite the efforts of the company.

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22 Jul 2016, 14:02
Any option that would show that private companies could cause inconvience to citizens in any form is our answer. Option A that elderly citizens might be caused inconvience since private companies would not provide them with discounted fares. Hence it is the correct option.

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23 Jul 2016, 00:54
options B,C and E are out of scope options
A option showing government provides some services such as ' politically motivated senior-citizen discount fares ' , which the private companies would think as not earning them profit would weaken the link between premise and conclusion . so option A is the clear weakener
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24 Jul 2016, 04:39
Answer is super easy option A

Explanation:-
The core of the argument's conclusion is that "Privatisation will not cause reduced quality and inconvenience to customers."

To weaken this argument we have to show privatisation will cause bad service and problems for customers.

A. Most seniors depend on the politically motivated senior-citizen discount fares offered by the government, which private companies would discontinue as unprofitable.
SEEMS CORRECT:- HOLD IT UNTIL YOU GET A BETTER ONE. Privatisation will cause trouble for senior citizen. This is directly contradicting the conclusion

B. Directors of a private transportation company might not reach agreement on ways to achieve their objectives.
WRONG:- No bearing on the conclusion. IRRELEVANT

C. If they wished to expand public transportation service, the private companies might be forced to solicit contributions from major donors and the public.
WRONG:- Again out of scope. We must remember , we are looking for decrease in quality or inconvenience to customers. No mention of such things in this option

D. There might be competition among private companies for control of certain transportation routes.
WRONG:- ACTUALLY A WEAK REVERSE ANSWER. If there is competition then companies will actually increase the quality of their services to attract more customer.

E. Some public transportation routes might be economically infeasible despite the efforts of the company.
WRONG:- CLOSE BUT STILL WRONG. This indicate that the company might concur some losses in some routes. But still doesn't tell us that they will stop buses in that routes or decrease their quality on these routes. If the option said anything of such nature it would have weekend the argument.

SO NONE OF THEM WEAKENS EXCEPT OPTION A

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Some who favor privatization of governmental functions believe that if private companies were permitted to manage public transportation systems, those companies could operate the systems more efficiently without inconveniencing customers or reducing service quality.

Which of the following, if true, argues most strongly against the suggestion to privatize public transportation systems?

A. Most seniors depend on the politically motivated senior-citizen discount fares offered by the government, which private companies would discontinue as unprofitable.
B. Directors of a private transportation company might not reach agreement on ways to achieve their objectives.
C. If they wished to expand public transportation service, the private companies might be forced to solicit contributions from major donors and the public.
D. There might be competition among private companies for control of certain transportation routes.
E. Some public transportation routes might be economically infeasible despite the efforts of the company.

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04 Oct 2017, 07:03
I think E strongly goes against the conclusion as economical infeasibility of some of the routes wont attract private players for those routes.

The phrase 'politically motivated' gives a neagtive impression about option A.
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