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Critical and tactical reasoning

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Critical and tactical reasoning

Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:56 pm
For years, Tyrannia has supplied itself with enough beans and lard by keeping demand below average. However, consumption of lard per capita is increasing toward average as Tyrannia’s income per capita is increasing toward average, and producing one pound of lard requires multiple pounds of beans. Therefore, if income per capita keeps increasing while bean production cannot grow, Tyrannia will need to import beans, lard, or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A) There will be no sizeable decrease in Tyrannia’s aggregate land allocated to growing beans.
B) Since the shootings stopped and incomes grew, Tyrannia’s population has stayed practically unchanged.
C) In Tyrannia, consumption of lard per capita is practically equal across all income levels.
D) The price of neither lard nor beans is subject to controls by Tyrannia’s government.
E) Tyrannian people who increase consumption of lard will not drastically reduce consumption of beans.
OA is e.

what is the correct answer and can you explain why other options are wrong?

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