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5. Children in households that own a good encyclopedia are more successful in school than children in other households. Therefore, for the sake of your children’s education, you should buy an encyclopedia. 7. The US shouldn’t undertake even tiny military operations in other countries. The way that it always happens is that such operations start out small, but then when objectives are not achieved, more troops are sent in, and this gradually leads to a bigger and bigger operation. -slippery slope 8. In 1974 Massachusetts passed a law requiring a special license to carry a handgun; afterward handgun homicide dropped 50% and armed robberies dropped 35%. Regulating handguns reduces crime. - 10. Alcoholics sometimes demonstrate distorted judgement about their drinking: they decide that there will be nothing wrong with having a few more drinks. So, one way to reduce alcoholism is to get people to think more rationally about their drinking. -common cause
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2010 for the course PHI PHI 1101 taught by Professor Apalstova during the Fall '10 term at University of Ottawa.

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