Editorial: Given the law of supply and demand, maximum total utility is assured only in a pure free market economy...

Anthony on December 10, 2020

Answer Choices

Your answer choices here and on the screen where your answering the question are different, please fix this. So "Fails to consider that the way most likely to achieve a particular end may not be the only way to achieve that end" is wrong because it does say in the stimulus the only way to achieve maximum utility, not that it most likely will achieve the intended end goal??

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Shunhe on January 7, 2021

Hi @Anthony-Resendes,

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As to your substantive question, recall that the stimulus tells us that “other types of economies might be able to achieve [maximum total utility].” Thus, the stimulus does not assume that “the most way most likely to achieve a particular end” (pure free market economy) is the only way to achieve that end. Since the stimulus doesn’t do that, (C) can’t be the correct flaw.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.