LSAT (Law School Admission Test) Comprehension: Questions 1 of 158

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The government must reduce the income tax because if the income tax is lower, people will have more money to spend which will in turn lead to economic growth ultimately resulting in higher revenue to the government through indirect taxes. Thus, the government will have higher tax revenue despite reducing income tax.

Which of the following arguments uses reasoning similar to that used in the argument given above?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

If the employees are given an extra day off, in the middle of the week, they will be happier and the productivity at work will increase.

b.

There are several brands which have very expensive products that one would not expect to sell well but they actually do.

c.

Income if not spent today can result in big savings tomorrow.

d.

If a company reduces the work days for its workers, the expenditure on wages will decrease resulting in lower costs and thus higher profits for the company.

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Answer

a.

Explanation

  • The argument proposes an apparently contradictory action to have an opposite effect.
  • Reducing tax actually results in higher revenue.
  • Similarly, in “If the employees are given an extra day off, in the middle of the week, they will be happier and the productivity at work will increase.” reducing working days actually results in higher work output.
  • All the other options are out of context.

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