December 1999 LSAT Section 2 Question 13
Emil on January 20 at 03:31PMHi, we are trying to weaken the authors claim that businesses cannot be leaving at a rate of four per week because if that were true, there would have been no businesses left. This is a bad argument. The author attacked the claim that businesses are leaving at 4 a week since that would mean that all businesses would have already left, but ignores the possibility that this rate of leaving is new, or that new businesses are being created to make up for those leaving. D captures the first idea. Perhaps this rate only began in the recent past, in which case it is very plausible.