Essay topics: The following appeared in a newsletter offering advice to investors.
"Over 80 percent of the respondents to a recent survey indicated a desire to reduce their intake of foods containing fats and cholesterol, and today low-fat products abound in many food stores. Since many of the food products currently marketed by Old Dairy Industries are high in fat and cholesterol, the company's sales are likely to diminish greatly and company profits will no doubt decrease. We therefore advise Old Dairy stockholders to sell their shares, and other investors not to purchase stock in this company."
Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the advice and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the advice.
The author advises investors against investing into Old Dairy Industries, which specializes in high fat and cholesterol food, and since a recent survey allegedly indicates a desire of consumers to reduce their fat intake, Old Dairy is going to witness a reduction in sales and, consequently low profit as well. However, certain questions need to be answered before this advice can be held valid.
The first question that needs to be answered is the veracity of the survey. The author makes mention of a survey of which 80 percent of its respondents indicated a desire to reduce fat and cholesterol intake. However, the author does not present any other information about the survey. The survey may have asked a lot of questions and few on fat intake, or the survey may not have been detailed enough on questioning people’s desire to reduce fat intake. Like the author infers, the survey only indicated, it did not directly make an assertion, which questions the premise of the authors argument - trend for low fat/cholesterol intake.
Secondly,one does not know who the respondents are. If the survey respondents were fat or obese individuals trying to reduce their weight, they would most likely want to reduce their fat intake so as to lose pounds. It would therefore be incorrect to make an assertion about people’s fat in take based on the opinions of fat or obese people alone.
Even if the survey is valid, another question that ought to be answered before investors make a decision is to determine if it is possible for Old Diary to easily shift its prodduction to low fat and cholesterol food. The author states that many and not all of Old Diary’s product are high fat food; hence Old Dairy markets some low fat/cholesterol food. Old Dairy may be able to shift its production to these low fat food, rendering the need for investors to pull out their share void. Perhaps, Old Dairy possess an advanced effective technology for food production which makes them dominate the market and if they concentrate on low fat food, they could still win the competition and make a lot of profit for their investors.
There is also a need to determine how easy it is for investors to pull out their shares from Old Dairy. If the investors had signed some sort of agreement on the period of their investment, pulling out their share could result in a breach of contract, which could result in penalties against such investors. Investment contracts need to be studied to determine the feasibilty of such an action.
Though this advice may sound reasonable, certain questions still need to be resolved before investors can make decisions on their investment.
|Post date||Users||Rates||More about the essay|
|3 months 2 weeks ago||sahil555||13||Read full essay|
|6 months 2 weeks ago||evanlu||38||Read full essay|
|8 months 4 weeks ago||missionfission||70||Read full essay|
|1 year 3 weeks ago||majduleen||34||Read full essay|
|1 year 1 month ago||yoonjung1917@gm...||43||Read full essay|
|1 year 10 months ago||sharonsong123||75.3333||Read full essay|
|1 year 10 months ago||sharonsong123||78.6667||Read full essay|
|2 years 1 month ago||roncy||55||Read full essay|
|2 years 11 months ago||zeroreh||70||Read full essay|
|3 years 1 month ago||jmah94||51.5||Read full essay|
- The following is taken from a memo from the advertising director of the Super Screen Movie Production Company."According to a recent report from our marketing department, during the past year, fewer people attended Super Screen-produced movies than in any (72.5)
- The best way for a society to prepare its young people for leadership in government, industry, or other fields is by instilling in them a sense of cooperation, not competition.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree (65)
- The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of a manufacturing company."During the past year, workers at our newly opened factory reported 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than workers at nearby Panoply Industries. Panoply produces products (90)
- Claim: Any piece of information referred to as a fact should be mistrusted, since it may well be proven false in the future.Reason: Much of the information that people assume is factual actually turns out to be inaccurate.Write a response in which you dis (90)
- Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagre (90)
- The following is a letter to the editor of an environmental magazine."Two studies of amphibians in Xanadu National Park confirm a significant decline in the numbers of amphibians. In 1975 there were seven species of amphibians in the park, and there were (90)
- Evidence suggests that academic honor codes, which call for students to agree not to cheat in their academic endeavors and to notify a faculty member if they suspect that others have cheated, are far more successful than are other methods at deterring che (82.5)
- College students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to (62.5)
- The following appeared in a memo from the new vice president of Sartorian, a company that manufactures men's clothing."Five years ago, at a time when we had difficulty obtaining reliable supplies of high-quality wool fabric, we discontinued production of (82)
- Claim: The surest indicator of a great nation is not the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists.Reason: The surest indicator of a great nation is actually the welfare of all its people.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which (95)