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The present leadership in government will not endorse any action that harms labor unions, which provide the government with its largest number of supporters. Recently, the state legislature has proposed a change to workplace regulations, so it is apparent that the government leadership will not support the new regulations.

To evaluate the logic of the argument above, it would be most beneficial to know


A. whether the new regulations have an adverse effect on members of labor unions
B. whether any unions might benefit from the new workplace regulations
C. whether the state legislature needs leadership’s support to pass the new regulations
D. whether the labor unions have publicly spoken out against the proposed regulations
E. whether the state legislature knows whether the new regulations will be harmful to unions


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The present leadership in government will not endorse any action that harms labor unions, which provide the government with its largest number of supporters. Recently, the state legislature has proposed a change to workplace regulations, so it is apparent that the government leadership will not support the new regulations.

To evaluate the logic of the argument above, it would be most beneficial to know

A. whether the new regulations have an adverse effect on members of labor unions
Correct choice since the government will not do anything that will harm its strongest support ie the labour union.WHile the union may not be aware of the adverse effects of the new regulation,it will eventually experience adverse effects whatsoever and will remove its support of rthe government.

B. whether any unions might benefit from the new workplace regulations
Analysing the possibility of union benfiting from the regulation is not relevant since even if it do benefit the passing of the regulation will be benficial to maintain the support. and if the regulation does not benefit the labour union explicitly it will still support the goverment.

C. whether the state legislature needs leadership’s support to pass the new regulations
The leadership support is out of scope as it is not impacting the point in discussion

D. whether the labor unions have publicly spoken out against the proposed regulations
While the labour union supports the govenment it may not speak out publically or it may do,but the government must know the opinon of the union,wether it may be publically or it may be implicit.

E. whether the state legislature knows whether the new regulations will be harmful to unions
First state legislature is out of scope.second even if the unions dont know the harms by the new regulation ,it will eventually experience them and remove support.
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abhishekdadarwal2009 wrote:
The present leadership in government will not endorse any action that harms labor unions, which provide the government with its largest number of supporters. Recently, the state legislature has proposed a change to workplace regulations, so it is apparent that the government leadership will not support the new regulations.

To evaluate the logic of the argument above, it would be most beneficial to know

A. whether the new regulations have an adverse effect on members of labor unions
Correct choice since the government will not do anything that will harm its strongest support ie the labour union.WHile the union may not be aware of the adverse effects of the new regulation,it will eventually experience adverse effects whatsoever and will remove its support of rthe government.

B. whether any unions might benefit from the new workplace regulations
Analysing the possibility of union benfiting from the regulation is not relevant since even if it do benefit the passing of the regulation will be benficial to maintain the support. and if the regulation does not benefit the labour union explicitly it will still support the goverment.

C. whether the state legislature needs leadership’s support to pass the new regulations
The leadership support is out of scope as it is not impacting the point in discussion

D. whether the labor unions have publicly spoken out against the proposed regulations
While the labour union supports the govenment it may not speak out publically or it may do,but the government must know the opinon of the union,wether it may be publically or it may be implicit.

E. whether the state legislature knows whether the new regulations will be harmful to unions
First state legislature is out of scope.second even if the unions dont know the harms by the new regulation ,it will eventually experience them and remove support.


Not sure if you are active. But how can you say that "the state legislature" is out of scope in Option E. It is very much in scope of the argument.
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I am confused with option A. If we say no that the new regulations will NOT have an adverse effect on members of labor unions, the conclusion may still be held. Perhaps the new regulations will have a neutral effect on the labor unions. We don't know how the present government will take this into the account. We know that they will not endorse any negative effect but neutral effect? We cannot say anything for sure. Based on this reasoning, can someone please help me out on this and tell me where I am going wrong in my thinking? Would greatly appreciate it!
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csaluja wrote:
I am confused with option A. If we say no that the new regulations will NOT have an adverse effect on members of labor unions, the conclusion may still be held. Perhaps the new regulations will have a neutral effect on the labor unions. We don't know how the present government will take this into the account. We know that they will not endorse any negative effect but neutral effect? We cannot say anything for sure. Based on this reasoning, can someone please help me out on this and tell me where I am going wrong in my thinking? Would greatly appreciate it!


Hey csaluja, all of your thoughts are right, but this still doesn't make A less correct.
If the question were something like "which of the following ensures that the argument is wrong?", then the questions you raise would be right on target - answering A may still fail to ensure such a conclusion.
but the question we are asked is a lot "softer": which of the following is the most useful to know? A wins this contest easily... the main thing we want to know is whether the affect is positive or negative.
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