QUESTION TYPE: Principle
PRINCIPLE: Don’t do something if it mostly hurts the poor.
APPLICATION: The law shouldn’t pass. Rock salt can corrode cars, though modern cars are more protected.
ANALYSIS: You need to find some way that this law hurts the poor. Maybe the poor have cars that are much more likely to be corroded.
- This doesn’t help. The new law wouldn’t affect the poor, since they don’t own cars.
- Tempting. But rock salt is just a small part of road maintenance. And using rock salt might actually lower overall maintenance costs.
- This means cars are harder to buy, but it doesn’t mean the poor are more likely to be hurt.
- CORRECT. Older vehicles are more likely to be corroded by rock salt, and the poor are more likely to buy older cars. This shows that the new law will cause more harm to the poor.
- This is the opposite of what you need. It shows the poor are less affected by rock salt – they don’t use salted roads as often.
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