Certain governments subsidize certain basic agricultural products in order to guarantee an adequate domestic producti...

Rachel on March 13, 2018

C and E

Could you please explain the difference between C and E?

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Mehran on March 13, 2018

Of course! Let's take a look at the stimulus first.

The key here is realizing that the government policy is actually counterproductive.

In order to guarantee production of basic agricultural products, the government subsidizes them.

However, subsidies eventually lead to soil exhaustion and drastically reduced yields.

Thus, even though the intent of the government action was to help guarantee goof production of basic agricultural products, it will actually lead to smaller yields of these products.

So that is what we are looking for in the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (C) shows a similar scenario where the government plans to build strong armed forces in order to forestall armed conflict. However, in order to maintain this plan put in pace to forestall armed conflict, these forces must actually be used in combat periodically.

Thus, even though the intent of the government action was to help forestall armed conflict, it will actually lead to armed conflict.

Now compare this with (E). The problem with (E) is that it is not the government's action of passing traffic laws that is making travel less safe but rather population-driven growth in the volumes of traffic. So (E) is not the same so (E) would be eliminated.

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Melissa on December 26 at 01:55PM

Thanks for this - very useful!

Ravi on December 26 at 04:06PM

@melissakaijukags, happy you found it helpful! Let us know if you have more questions—we're here to help!