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When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on discretionary purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

The argument above assumes that _

(A) there are more luxury goods available after a recession is forecast
(B) recently, the threat of recession has been increasingly publicized as news periodicals have grown more pervasive
(C) most people do not regularly read news periodicals
(D) people's perception of the threat of recession increases when news periodicals begin forecasting a recession
(E) the people who spent the most money before a recession was forecast were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession became apparent
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25 Sep 2011, 06:36
D. I"have negated to get the answ D
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26 Sep 2011, 01:07
I will also go for D. reasoning it says that people perception about recession increases when some article gets published in newspaper.

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When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on discretionary purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

The argument above assumes that _

(A) there are more luxury goods available after a recession is forecast
(B) recently, the threat of recession has been increasingly publicized as news periodicals have grown more pervasive
(C) most people do not regularly read news periodicals
(D) people's perception of the threat of recession increases when news periodicals begin forecasting a recession
(E) the people who spent the most money before a recession was forecast were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession became apparent

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26 Sep 2011, 03:19
One of the rare Assumption question that I got right...D!
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27 Sep 2011, 04:20
Its D
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27 Sep 2011, 08:08
yeah on negating i got D.
but can u plz explain wats wrong with E
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19 Oct 2011, 22:11
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17 Mar 2012, 09:15
siddharthasingh wrote:
yeah on negating i got D.
but can u plz explain wats wrong with E

E) Conclusion is talking about perception but E) --is talking about apparent recession
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18 Mar 2012, 23:27
E has vide scope hence not correct whereas D is the only best contender here
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25 Mar 2012, 00:21
Cause and effect relationship. when X occurs , y occurs.
D is d correct answer
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02 Apr 2012, 04:51
fell for E... Got confused btw D and E... D sounded more that something that follows the argument... Since assumptions are made before the argument.. I felt D was wrong.. Forgot to use the negation on D...

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04 Apr 2012, 23:56
IMO D...............

E talks of apparent threat and not of percieved threat

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05 Apr 2012, 01:12
The only assumption that links both the statements is Option D.
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05 May 2012, 22:37
my take option D
as Only after the news periodical people stopped sending on luxury items

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bholakc wrote:
When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on discretionary purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

The argument above assumes that _

(A) there are more luxury goods available after a recession is forecast
(B) recently, the threat of recession has been increasingly publicized as news periodicals have grown more pervasive
(C) most people do not regularly read news periodicals
(D) people's perception of the threat of recession increases when news periodicals begin forecasting a recession
(E) the people who spent the most money before a recession was forecast were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession became apparent

A. There could be more luxury goods available after a forecast because people are not spending on them. But it doesnt link how periodicals affect the result
B. When news periodicals have gone pervasive it is possible that they can affect public opinion and when they write about recession it is taken as true and people behave accordingly. But why recently? This cast a doubt, if it could be an assumption
c. Not at all, if people dont read them, then how can they affect public opinion and hence the conclusion which followed.
D. This can be true, it is assuming importance of news periodicals and their affect on perception
E. This cant be true because it doesnt give any importance to periodicals to change perception.

My choice is D.

But I am still not sure why cant it be B, even though, I have given my own explanation for it. Pls give more clarification

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12 Nov 2013, 07:51
Need help on this.

Is D not a rephrasing of the argument?

Why can't answer be B? It connects the gap between THREAT and the source- PERIODICALS.

Why can't answer be E? This option acts as a evidence that prior to this, people did curtail their spending after recession.

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When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on discretionary purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

The argument above assumes that _

(A) there are more luxury goods available after a recession is forecast
(B) recently, the threat of recession has been increasingly publicized as news periodicals have grown more pervasive
(C) most people do not regularly read news periodicals
(D) people's perception of the threat of recession increases when news periodicals begin forecasting a recession
(E) the people who spent the most money before a recession was forecast were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession became apparent

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12 Nov 2013, 10:36
HI Rajech,

Let me see if I can help -

D is actually not re-stating. Read carefeully, the answer never actually say that there is a link.

Both B&E pre-suppose that link. So without D, neither of them make sense.

Does that help?

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12 Nov 2013, 20:54
Thanks James,

OK. I got it. Outside the scope of this question, I ask you, if an option is a rephrase of the argument, it is not an assumption. Right?

Do you mean to say that B & E are not necessary assumption, while D is?

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HI Rajech,

Let me see if I can help -

D is actually not re-stating. Read carefeully, the answer never actually say that there is a link.

Both B&E pre-suppose that link. So without D, neither of them make sense.

Does that help?

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bholakc wrote:
When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on discretionary purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

The argument above assumes that _

(A) there are more luxury goods available after a recession is forecast
(B) recently, the threat of recession has been increasingly publicized as news periodicals have grown more pervasive
(C) most people do not regularly read news periodicals
(D) people's perception of the threat of recession increases when news periodicals begin forecasting a recession
(Let's see. New Ps begin forecasting, then perception of threat increases, then people spend less \$. If that's true, then it IS the case that the perception of the threat leads people to spend less \$. This one is looking better than B.)
(E) the people who spent the most money before a recession was forecast were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession became apparent
( Hmm. This one sounds good, too. Maybe if the biggest spenders keep spending during the recession, then the overall amount of money being spent won't go down that much…although the argument doesn't really seem to depend on how much it goes down. Oh, wait: this says “after the recession began”—but the conclusion is about a “perceived threat of a future recession.” Nice trap!)

Manhattan 6th Edition revised the above topic.

When news periodicals begin forecasting a recession, people tend to spend less money on nonessential purchases. Therefore, the perceived threat of a future recession decreases the willingness of people to purchase products that they regard as optional or luxury goods.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) People do not always agree as to which goods should be considered luxury goods.
(B) Many more people read news periodicals today than five years ago.
(C) Most people do not regularly read news periodicals.
(D) Decreased spending on nonessential goods does not prompt news periodicals to forecast a recession.
(E) At least some of the biggest spending consumers prior to the recession were among those who curtailed their spending after the recession began
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For the revised version, the correct option IMO is D....cause & effect relation..

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