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# Private ownership of services traditionally considered to b

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Private ownership of services traditionally considered to b [#permalink]  16 Feb 2019, 09:18
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Private ownership of services traditionally considered to be the responsibility of the government will typically improve those services. The turnpike system in the United States of the nineteenth century demonstrates the truth of this principle; the system, which had previously been controlled by the government, became a more reliable system when taken over by private organizations.

Which of the following describes a significant flaw in the author's argument above?

(A) The author defends the conclusion by appealing to a person of authority.
(B) The author distorts an opposing view in trying to show its weaknesses.
(C) The author defends what the author perceives as a wrong action by pointing out another perceived wrong action.
(D) The author generalizes from a sample not representative enough to establish the conclusion.
(E) The author attributes two very different meanings to the same word.
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Re: Private ownership of services traditionally considered to b [#permalink]  22 Feb 2019, 22:17
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(A) No individual person is mentioned at all, let alone a person of authority.

(B) No opposing view is mentioned at all.

(C) There is no mention of any wrong action. The author makes no moral claims.

(D) This is the best answer. The author mentions one specific example of their theory, but that is the only support given. What is true of the turnpike in the nineteenth century United States might not be true of all services.

(E) What word might this choice refer to? Definitions are not important here.
Re: Private ownership of services traditionally considered to b   [#permalink] 22 Feb 2019, 22:17
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