Claim: Governments must ensure thattheir major cities receive the financial support they need in order to thrive.
Reason: It is primarily in cities that anation's cultural traditions are preserved and generated.
Write a responsein which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claimand the reason on which that claim is based.
The following appeared in a healthmagazine published in Corpora.
"Medical experts say that onlyone-quarter of Corpora's citizens meet the current standards for adequatephysical fitness, even though twenty years ago, one-half of all of Corpora'scitizens met the standards as then defined. But these experts are mistaken whenthey suggest that spending too much time using computers has caused a declinein fitness. Since overall fitness levels are highest in regions of Corporawhere levels of computer ownership are also highest, it is clear that usingcomputers has not made citizens less physically fit. Instead, as shown by thisyear's unusually low expenditures on fitness-related products and services, therecent decline in the economy is most likely the cause, and fitness levels willimprove when the economy does."
Write a responsein which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Besure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what theimplications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.