GMAT RC Passage: Politics (Conservatives and Automation)

GMAT Reading Comprehension Passage: Politics (Conservatives and Automation)

The rise of the democratic left in the US, under the masked promise of equality, has led to an inefficient government with unmanageable debt, clocking in at an astounding $16.1 trillion in 2018. The desire to protect the downtrodden has led to policies that pander to the imagined victim without any concrete policies for helping the real victims of globalization and automation – the blue collared workers, who don’t have the foundation to switch to a job that requires the greater application of niche knowledge.

Under such circumstances, the displaced populous of the American heartland would gravitate towards leaders that acknowledge their pain and take steps that protect existing jobs. Immigration becomes an easy target. Although the cost to taxpayers through illegal immigration is rising, the real impact is happening through automation.

The politicians on the left, who recognize the trend, choose the easier path – free money. They clamor for funding a universal basic income, by taxing the high-income individual and entities. However, they fail to understand that the job creators are high-net-worth individuals, who with a sign, could move factories to developing economies and exaggerate the effects of automation and job displacement in rural America.

The conservative politicians on the right, hang on to the ineffective ideology of trickle-down economics and offer tax breaks in the billions without companies really requiring them. The national debt keeps rising, and fiscal responsibility is passed on to the next generation. In addition to the mismanagement in a globalized economy where China and India are catching up with the US, the extreme position taken to burden companies through carbon tax without building the R&D budget and the innovative culture to replace fossil fuel, could lead to a global climate catastrophe that displace even larger American blue collared workers, who occupy the remnants of large factories with the least protection against nature’s fury.

For the next election, politicians should avoid the general talking points that address the extremes on the left and right but stick to issues that affect real people. Instead of reaffirming, the irrelevant slogan that ‘we are the greatest country’ in the world, they should develop policies that incentivize small Business and Entrepreneurs to train the displaced blue-collared workers.

Q) According to the passage, which ideology does the author relate to the most?

a) Left

b) Right
c) Left Central.
d) Central Right
e) Conservative

Q) What does the author attribute to the $16.1 trillion in debt?

a) Global Wars

b) Automation
c) Lack of Innovation
d) Higher Government Spending.
e) Tax Breaks

Q) Who is the beneficiary that the author is supporting the most?

a) Large Enterprises
b) Small Businesses
c) Politicians
d) Blue Collared Workers.
e) High-income individuals

Q) Which development does the author emphasis more than Immigration?

a) Politicians who don’t understand the real issues.

b) The challenges of blue-collared workers to change careers
c) The lack of R&D budget to address climate change
d) The motivation of a global enterprise
e) The conservative politicians who believe in a trickle-down economy

Q) What is the attitude of the author towards Universal Basic Income

a) Supportive

b) Skeptical
c) Dismissive.
d) Enthusiastic
e) Cautious

Q) Who is best prepared to offer a solution for the blue collared workers?

a) Small Business and Entrepreneurs.

b) Multinational companies
c) Federal Government
d) Local Government
e) Politicians on the left

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