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1. The Country Murell is in the Midst of a Recession. Firms have cut back on investment and consumer spending has fallen. Larry Summers,a market analyst, is discussing the economy's grim prospects with his journalist friend Michael Philips. Larry says that the recent open market purchases by the central bank will have a positive impact on consumer demand. Michael doess not agree. He thinks that monetary policy will not be very effective and that policy makers should instead focus on fiscal policy measures to boost the economy.
Which of the following, if true, would strengthen Larry's argument?
A. Soome commentators believe that the mechanization of industry in Murell has adversly affected employment and worsened the impact of the crisis.
B. The stock market in Murell is not very mature.
C. The data on average weekly hours worked in the manufacturing sector shows a decline of 5% in the last three months.
D. The Consumer Confidence index compiled by a leading investment bank in Murell is now at its highest level since the recession began.
E. Afew months prior to the crisis, the financial services regulatory authority had tightened the rules on loans to individuals with poor credit scores.


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cupcake2d

3 years ago Comment

The correct answer for the question that is being presented above is this one: "E. A few months prior to the crisis, the financial services regulatory authority had tightened the rules on loans to individuals with poor credit scores." If true, Larry's argument would be E. Afew months prior to the crisis, the financial services regulatory authority had tightened the rules on loans to individuals with poor credit scores.