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Which of the following contains only positive statements, rather than normative statements?




A. The unemployment rate is high mainly because companies are hiring immigrants to fill positions that would have been offered to natives. Companies should hire more native workers.

B. The government should increase cigarette taxes. That is the only way to discourage cigarette smokers.

C. Because of the high unemployment rate, the government should restrict the number of immigrants entering the country. This way, companies are forced to hire native workers to fill vacant positions.

D. Research has shown that a cigarette tax of 4% decreased demand for cigarettes by 8%, while a tax of 6% decreased demand by 12%. Raising the cigarette tax decreases the quantity demanded of

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