DISCUSSION: The last paragraph says some countries fear that they will be worse off unless they stop using GNP as the only measure of well-being (lines 52-55).
To contradict it, we should show a country succeeding, despite using GNP as its main measure of wealth.
- Slow growth of GNP doesn’t mean that a country is badly off. The whole point of the article is that a country can be better off even if GNP is not increasing.
- CORRECT. This example supports the economists mentioned in the second paragraph. Focussing on GNP helped human indicators.
The countries in the final paragraph had thought they would be doomed if they focussed on GNP.
- The argument didn’t say GNP would fall if a country focussed on human indicators. The main point was that a country would be better off using human indicators. It doesn’t matter what happens to GNP; it is irrelevant to that goal.
- This is the same as A. The argument didn’t promise that focussing on human indicators would raise GNP. The passage argues GNP isn’t very relevant.
- So? The countries in the final paragraph were not focussing on GNP. This country was focussing on GNP.
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