Bhavraj on August 28, 2019
While it is clear to me why B,C, and E do not weaken the argument, I was having a bit of trouble fully understanding the justification for A and was wondering if my reasoning for ruling out D is correct. The conclusion of the passage states that this new policy of disclosing the statistics and additional information about the fines for safety violations will undermine the government's goal of making the public more informed as the airlines are not likely to give "complete" reports.
A) states the incomplete reports still provide important information about the airline safety, but wouldn't an incomplete report potentially be misleading? It could alter a person's likelihood of travelling with that specific airline since if they perceive the airline to be safer than it truly is. Thus not really being valuable information at all.
D) I chose this answer choice because since the government has required the publishing of the airline statistics and nowhere is it specifically stated that the airlines are required to publish the statistics themselves, that the potential flaw could have been that the argument is assuming the responsibility lies on the airlines without clearly stating it. Therefore the government could have taken the responsibility of publishing the statistics to ensure that they would not be manipulated by the airlines themselves.
For D, I assumed it is false on the basis that it would nearly impossible and a waste of resources for the government to publish stats for ALL airlines when each airline could produce their own statistics which is by far the more efficient process. And for A I guess my question is how can we assume that an incomplete report is still beneficial and not misleading or giving the passengers a false sense of the safety of the airline?
Victoria on August 28, 2019