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# Which of the following best completes the passage below?

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6. Which of the following best completes the passage below?
“Government” does not exist as an independent entity defining policy. Instead there exists a group of democratically elected pragmatists sensitive to the electorate, who establish policies that will result in their own reelection. Therefore, if public policy is hostile to, say, environmental concerns, it is not because of governmental perversity but because elected officials believe that ------.
Which of the following is the best criticism of the politician’s reasoning?
(A) environmentalists would be extremely difficult to satisfy with any policy, however environmentally sound
(B) environmental concern are being accommodated as well as public funds permit
indifferent to employee morale.
(C) the public is overly anxious about environmental deterioration
(D) the majority of voters vote for certain politicians because of those politicians’ idiosyncratic positions on policy issues
(E) the majority of voters do not strongly wish for a different policy

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12 Apr 2010, 13:10
I got this wrong and I picked (C) but I think I understand the OA and will try to explain

“Government” does not exist as an independent entity defining policy. Instead there exists a group of democratically elected pragmatists sensitive to the electorate, who establish policies that will result in their own reelection. Therefore, if public policy is hostile to, say, environmental concerns, it is not because of governmental perversity but because elected officials believe that ------.

Which of the following is the best criticism of the politician’s reasoning?

(A) environmentalists would be extremely difficult to satisfy with any policy, however environmentally sound
(B) environmental concern are being accommodated as well as public funds permit
indifferent to employee morale.
(C) the public is overly anxious about environmental deterioration
(D) the majority of voters vote for certain politicians because of those politicians’ idiosyncratic positions on policy issues
(E) the majority of voters do not strongly wish for a different policy

The premise says that a group of democratically elected realists create policies that will result in their reelection. So even if a policy is hostile it is not because of governments crankiness but because public want it that way (public do not wish for a different policy)
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13 Apr 2010, 03:05
i opted for C

But the OE is convincing
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16 Apr 2010, 09:05
got lucky and picked E
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