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# Some who favor putting governmental enterprises into private

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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 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.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
If those seeking to abolish restrictions on exploiting the natural resources of the parks assumed the leadership of
a group that was placed in charge of operating the park system, conservation objectives would not be better
served. A suggests that such a scenario might result from the proposed policy and is thus the best answer. B
indicates the potential for disagreement among various private environmental groups, but it does not suggest
that disagreements could not be resolved. C, D and E list problems that might confront private environmental
groups in charge of parks, but they do not give reason to believe that such groups would not be better able to
pursue conservation objectives than is the current administration of the park system.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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10 Aug 2007, 10:02
Ravshonbek 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 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.

B goes against the suggestion: conservation objectives would in general be better served if private environmental groups were put in charge

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10 Aug 2007, 10:19
Ravshonbek 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 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 got A.

Argument here:
Private would be better to achieve goal of conservation.

A means that if private group were in charge, all current goals will be gone.
B. Doesn't agree doesn't mean they cannot achieve goal.
C. Out of Scope.
D. Competition is out of scope.
E. Some might died, but the goals is not defined here. Since we don't know the goal, we can't say that won't achieve the goal.

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10 Aug 2007, 10:28
bkk145 wrote:
Ravshonbek 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 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 got A.

Argument here:
Private would be better to achieve goal of conservation.

A means that if private group were in charge, all current goals will be gone.
B. Doesn't agree doesn't mean they cannot achieve goal.
C. Out of Scope.
D. Competition is out of scope.
E. Some might died, but the goals is not defined here. Since we don't know the goal, we can't say that won't achieve the goal.

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10 Aug 2007, 12:56
What is OA ?

I still believe B can beat A, while A is still a sound option.

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11 Aug 2007, 04:42
A for me.

In A people can climb their way up and influence the decisions of these organizations to their favor. IN a govt organization it would be difficult to do it.

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11 Aug 2007, 05:03
A seems to be the best answer
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16 Aug 2007, 10:14
i am going with A. Can explain if I am right.

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16 Aug 2007, 10:47
OA is A.

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16 Aug 2007, 11:41
Ravshonbek 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 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 take A on this one.

A is totally against the conservation where as B is not. B says private environmental groups could chose the second best or next to it instead of best without destroying the conservation objectives.

so A is best.

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16 Aug 2007, 16:18
Straight A

Conservation goals...... better met

A) weakens this the most, as it allows exploiters to take over, where as they can't do that now. So instead of better serving conservation, it could actually weaken it... none of the other ones provide anything similar.

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