June 2010 LSAT Section 1 Question 13
Melody on September 25, 2014The conclusion of the argument is: "economists overestimate the degree to which people are motivated by money in their job choices."
Facundo on November 29, 2015Why not B? Thank you
Mehran on December 3, 2015Hi @TheFacu, thanks for your question. Answer choice (B), even if true, does not weaken the argument. It could be true that many people would prefer a high-wage job to an otherwise identical job with lower wages, but that doesn't mean that high salary is the MOST desirable feature of a job, and it doesn't weaken the argument that those economists who claim that financial rewards provide the strongest incentive in choosing one job over another are in fact overestimating the degree to which people are motivated by money. Answer choice (B) is consistent with people being motivated by money, but it is not inconsistent with the argument's conclusion that certain economists OVERESTIMATE just how motivated people are by money.
Reina on April 16, 2020@mehran for weaken questions, what should we be asking ourselves after reading the question stem? What statement will weaken the conclusion?
Ben on April 26, 2020Hi Reina, thanks for bringing this up.