QUESTION TEXT: In some countries, there is a free…
QUESTION TYPE: Sufficient Assumption
CONCLUSION: Countries where the elite control information are much more likely to experience frequent economic crisis.
REASONING: The population in those countries is denied vital information about factors that determine their welfare.
ANALYSIS: It sounds bad that people are denied vital information. But why would that cause an economic crisis? The right answer links these things.
- This just tells us who suffers when a crisis hits. It doesn’t tell us how likely crises are.
- CORRECT. The less a population knows, the more frequent economic crises will be.
- This is very tempting. But it doesn’t tell us that crises are more common than in countries where the government doesn’t control such information. Maybe crises are common in both countries.
- This is close, but it doesn’t tell us if good decisions cause fewer economic crises.
- Not quite. Does the elite benefit from economic crises and therefore cause them? This answer choice doesn’t let us conclude that.
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