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LSAT2018 wrote:I struggled with understanding the passage. The questions were pretty straightforward so I managed to get through them surprisingly but I couldn't really identify parts for the VIEWSTAMP Analysis.Hi there LSAT2018, it looks as if you are actually processing the information, but it is a bit jumbled. Why don't you actually try typing out a viewstamp for this passage, on this thread, and then we can attempt to help fill in the holes.
The author appears in lines 9-12 ('Much of the literature concerning right-to-work laws implies that such legislation has not actually had a significant impact. This point of view, however, has not gone uncriticized.') Given the main point here, I took the studies by Carroll and Ashenfelter as support for the argument that the legislation had a significant effect. But since I only understood this after I re-read it when I was finished with the practice test, can I ask for an explanation of the implication of the studies by Carroll and Ashenfelter? How are they both suggesting that the wages are lowered in the right to work states?
And reading the passage, I was just so confused with the distinctions (right to work states vs. union shop states, and craft unionism vs. industrial union). Would it be right to say that the passage is suggesting that the union had a positive impact on the position of minorities, and the right to work states weaken their positions? And going back to the main point, these studies suggest the right to work laws had a significant impact in a negative way?
So confused! Any suggestions how to deal with passages like this?