The government has recently adopted a policy of publishing airline statistics, including statistics about each airlin...

Bhavraj on August 28 at 04:42PM

A vs. D

While it is clear to me why B

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Ravi on August 28 at 09:04PM

@Bhavraj,

Let's look at (A), (B), and (D).

(B) says, "presumes, without providing justification, that the public
has a right to all information about matters of public safety"

The problem with (B) is that the argument never claims that the public
should have access to all safety-related information, so (B) is
describing something that does not occur in this argument. Thus, we
can get rid of it.

(D) says, "presumes, without providing justification, that airlines,
rather than the government, should be held responsible for accurate
reporting of safety information"

The problem with (D) is that the argument does not make any claims
about who should be held responsible for accurate reporting, so we can
get rid of this choice.

(A) says, "fails to consider that, even if the reports are incomplete,
they may nevertheless provide the public with important information
about airline safety"

As (A) notes, the argument does not consider that the reports could be
incomplete but still be useful to the public. Thus, (A) describes
where the argument is most vulnerable to criticism, so this is the
correct answer choice.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!