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October 2010 LSAT
Economist: If the belief were to become widespread that losing one's job is not a sign of personal shortcomings but ...
on July 3 at 10:26PM
How come no questions like this were in the video lesson? im so confused on what to write as the sufficient and necessary because there's so much going on.
on July 5 at 05:44PM
Thanks for the question! So if we look carefully, the first sentence is just a really really long “if then” statement. And we know how to diagram those, because if X then Y is just X—>Y.
So now let’s take a look at what it’s saying exactly. If some belief about why people lose their jobs were to become widespread, then there’d be growth in societal demand for more government control of the economy. So here, we have
Belief —> More government control of economy
Then we’re told in the second sentences that extensive government control of the economy would lead to an economic disaster. In other words, if the government controlled the economy extensively, there’d be an economic disaster.
More government control of economy —> Economic disaster
And we can put these two statements together to get
Belief —> More government control of economy —> Economic disaster
In other words
Belief —> Economic disaster
And this is what (A) tells us. An increased knowledge of the causes of job loss could lead to economic disaster.
Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.
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