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Need more LR help
« on: November 15, 2004, 09:17:59 PM »
Investment Banker: Democracies require free-market capitalist economies, because a more controlled economy is incompatible with complete democracy. But history shows that repressive measures against capitalistic developments are required during the transition from a totalitarian regime to a democracy. Thus, people who bemoan the seemingly anticapitalistic measures certain governments are currently taking are being hasty.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the investment banker's argument?

A) No current government has reached as complete a state of democracy as it is possible for a government to reach.

B) The more democratic a country is, the less regulated its economy must be.

I am really having trouble with assumptions questions, I could use any advice you have.

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C) The need for economic stability makes the existence of partially democratic governments more probable than the existence of fully democratic governments.

D) A free-market economy is incompatible with a nondemocratic regime.

E) The nations whose anticapitalistic measures the people in question bemoan had totalitarian regimes in the past.
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Re: Need more LR help
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 09:20:04 PM »
i believe it's e again.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 09:21:34 PM »
I believe you are correct again the answer is E. I picked the right answer the first time around, but I dont know why its right. I am begining to hate the LSAT
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 09:25:57 PM »
the reason it's the answer is because the 2nd to last sentence mentions that repressive measures are necessary in the transition phase.  that's the one exception (that is provided) that could justify repressive measures.  the last sentence indicates that people criticize recent repressive measures, but we do not know whether these countries were transitioning from totalitarianism.  if they were, the criticism is unwarranted, because the repressive measures are necessary, but if they weren't, then the criticism may be warranted.  thus, you have to assume they were transitioning for the investor's argument to be valid about the criticism being hasty.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2004, 09:28:50 PM »
wow, thanks for the breakdown. I think the stimulus overwhelmed me. I can see it clearly now, thanks.
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