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Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth

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IMO A

A offers an alternative explanation to the observation.

Other answer choices don't address the question.

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I think it's (E)

This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth.

I ignored the other parts of the CR segment.

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what's wrong with b?

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I couldn't decide between D and E. Think it's E though...

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Clear E.

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Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth


My pick A. It introduces another explanation that weakens the stated cause-effect relationship in the argument.

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what's wrong with b?

it talks about moderately strict , though arg is about strict regulation and non-strict.

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bkk145 wrote:
Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth



E: This establishes that environmental regulations are NOT the cause of economic growth.

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i'll go for E

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OA given for this is A
I thought A is irrelevant....

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OA given for this is A
I thought A is irrelevant....


A??? :?

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New post 30 Sep 2007, 07:42
A is actually what I had picked.

Stem starts off by saying that theory is that strict regulations = less growth.

Then it says that places with highest growth have the strictest regulations. Undermines the first premise.

Last sentence, author seems to think that there is something else causing the situation in sentence two, and so we need to look for an alternate explanation as to to why strict regulations = high growth.

A gives that

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bkk145 wrote:
Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth


My pick A. It introduces another explanation that weakens the stated cause-effect relationship in the argument.


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bkk145 wrote:
Which of the following, if true, provides evidence that most logically completes the argument below?

According to a widely held economic hypothesis, imposing strict environmental regulations reduces economic growth. This hypothesis is undermined by the fact that the states with the strictest environmental regulations also have the highest economic growth. This fact does not show that environmental regulations promote growth, however, since ______.

A. those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training
B. even those states that have only moderately strict environmental regulations have higher growth than those with the least-strict regulations
C. many states that are experiencing reduced economic growth are considering weakening their environmental regulations
D. after introducing stricter environmental regulations, many states experienced increased economic growth
E. even those states with very weak environmental regulations have experienced at least some growth


My pick A. It introduces another explanation that weakens the stated cause-effect relationship in the argument.


Which is the "another explanation that weakens the stated C-E"?
In order to prove that Strict Regulation does not promote economic growth, we have to find other explanation that actually promotes the economic growth. A would be correct if it were "those states with the strictest environmental regulations invest the most in education and job training, which is enough to promote the economic growth of a country"

Please thoughts on that.
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