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Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private hands suggest that conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system, which is now run by the government.

Which of the following, assuming that it is a realistic possibility, argues most strongly against the suggestion above?

(A) Those seeking to abolish all restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks might join the private environmental groups as members and eventually take over their leadership.
(B) Private environmental groups might not always agree on the best ways to achieve conservation objectives.
(C) If they wished to extend the park system, the private environmental groups might have to seek contributions from major donors and the general public.
(D) There might be competition among private environmental groups for control of certain park areas.
(E) Some endangered species, such as the California condor, might die out despite the best efforts of the private environmental groups, even if those groups are not hampered by insufficient resources.
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26 Nov 2006, 02:44
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26 Nov 2006, 03:06
Why not B or E?...They suggest failure of the plan

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26 Nov 2006, 14:29
vineetgupta wrote:
Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private hands suggest that conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system, which is now run by the government.
Which of the following, assuming that it is a realistic possibility, argues most strongly against the suggestion above?
(A) Those seeking to abolish all restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks might join the private environmental groups as members and eventually take over their leadership.
(B) Private environmental groups might not always agree on the best ways to achieve conservation objectives.
(C) If they wished to extend the park system, the private environmental groups might have to seek contributions from major donors and the general public.
(D) There might be competition among private environmental groups for control of certain park areas.
(E) Some endangered species, such as the California condor, might die out despite the best efforts of the private environmental groups, even if those groups are not hampered by insufficient resources.

I think it is C because possibility expressed in "C" weakens the following statement :"if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system"
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26 Nov 2006, 14:48
i go with B, all the other choices seem to be out of scope to me. B gives a nice concise problem that would occur in a general sense of what would happen if a number of groups took over, as opposed to just the government.

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27 Nov 2006, 01:37
go with E.

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27 Nov 2006, 06:41
vineetgupta wrote:
Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private hands suggest that conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system, which is now run by the government.
Which of the following, assuming that it is a realistic possibility, argues most strongly against the suggestion above?
(A) Those seeking to abolish all restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks might join the private environmental groups as members and eventually take over their leadership.

Due to this conservation objectives will be lost

(B) Private environmental groups might not always agree on the best ways to achieve conservation objectives.

very strong

(C) If they wished to extend the park system, the private environmental groups might have to seek contributions from major donors and the general public.
There will be no effect on conservation objectives

(D) There might be competition among private environmental groups for control of certain park areas.
There will be no effect on conservation objectives

(E) Some endangered species, such as the California condor, might die out despite the best efforts of the private environmental groups, even if those groups are not hampered by insufficient resources.

Same thing can happen even after the best efforts of governmental enterprises

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27 Nov 2006, 07:14
Its between A and B.

A seems too extreme

B suggests that by handing over the management to various private environmental groups will lead to a chaos and end up without achieving its objectives.

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27 Nov 2006, 23:18
Give me A!

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27 Nov 2006, 23:41
Give me A! and Give me the OA!

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28 Nov 2006, 01:24
Going for A. A clearly suggests why privatizing national parks may actually be a bad idea.

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28 Nov 2006, 12:07
Potential candidates: A or B

A is compelling so is my answer.

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28 Nov 2006, 17:40
One more vote for A. E could just as likely happen if the gov't maintained control.
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01 Dec 2006, 12:25
Thanks guys...The OA is A.

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30 Nov 2016, 17:27
Why not E?

E suggests the failure of Private group despite no crunch of resources. This Shows that Conservation might not be better served by private group.

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Why not E?

E suggests the failure of Private group despite no crunch of resources. This Shows that Conservation might not be better served by private group.

Let's look at this statement:

X is more intelligent than Y.

Can the above statement be weakened by saying "X cannot solve some z type of problem"?

Why?

Because we don't know whether Y can solve z type of problem. If both cannot solve one problem, we don't get to know anything about their relative intelligence.

Similarly, in this question, option E tells us that private environmental groups cannot do the given thing. But the question is: can government do that thing? We are not given. Thus, we can't say whether one is better than the other. Thus, this option has no impact.

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Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private hands suggest that conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system, which is now run by the government.

Which of the following, assuming that it is a realistic possibility, argues most strongly against the suggestion above?

(A) Those seeking to abolish all restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks might join the private environmental groups as members and eventually take over their leadership. - Correct -- This says that privatization might result in abolishment of restrictions
(B) Private environmental groups might not always agree on the best ways to achieve conservation objectives. - Incorrect - We are not sure since we don't know whether government enterprises always agree on the best ways
(C) If they wished to extend the park system, the private environmental groups might have to seek contributions from major donors and the general public. - irrelevant
(D) There might be competition among private environmental groups for control of certain park areas. - Incorrect - this does not look bad -- more competition, in general, is better
(E) Some endangered species, such as the California condor, might die out despite the best efforts of the private environmental groups, even if those groups are not hampered by insufficient resources - Incorrect - we don't know what would happen to California condor if the control stays with government

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Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private hands suggest that conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge of operating and financing the national park system, which is now run by the government.

Which of the following, assuming that it is a realistic possibility, argues most strongly against the suggestion above?

(A) Those seeking to abolish all restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks might join the private environmental groups as members and eventually take over their leadership. -Correct. If the people who want to exploit the conditions become managers of the parks then the idea of giving control of parks to private organisations is bad
(B) Private environmental groups might not always agree on the best ways to achieve conservation objectives. -Okay, they might not, but still they might be in a better position than government to handle parks.
(C) If they wished to extend the park system, the private environmental groups might have to seek contributions from major donors and the general public. -Extension of park is out of scope of the argument
(D) There might be competition among private environmental groups for control of certain park areas. -Competition is always healthy. Neverthless, this option is irrelevant
(E) Some endangered species, such as the California condor, might die out despite the best efforts of the private environmental groups, even if those groups are not hampered by insufficient resources. -Out of scope
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