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The ENRON Dilemma: Using Symbolic Model in Critical Thinking

How do I make a symbolical model for these two arguments?

1. If keeping your manufacturing plants in the USA is not profitable then you should not keep the plants in the USA. However, keeping your manufacturing plants in the USA is profitable. Thus, you should keep the plants in the USA.

2. Either Enron employees saw their retirement funds vanish due to a gap in the law concerning accounting procedures or due to unethical business practices. If Enron Employees saw their retirement funds vanis due to either of these factors then new laws should b e passed to prevent this type of thing from happening again. The obvious conclusion is that new laws should be passed to prevent this type of thing fom happening again.

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How do I make a symbolical model for these two arguments? 1. If keeping your manufacturing plants in the USA is not profitable then you should not keep the plants in the USA. However, keeping your manufacturing plants in the USA is profitable. Thus, you should keep the plants in the USA. 2. Either Enron employees saw their retirement funds vanish due to a gap in the law concerning accounting procedures or due to unethical buisness practices. If Enron Employees saw their retirement funds vanis due to either of these factors then new laws should b e passed to prevent this type of thing from happening again. The obvious conclusion is sthat new laws should be passed to prevent this type of thing from happening again.

Depending on the system you're using, the symbols might change, so I'll give you the standard symbols for each statement.

If keeping your manufacturing plants in the USA is not ...

Solution Summary

The solution is a systematic guide in tackling the following logic management puzzle based on the situations faced by the now infamous ENRON managers with regards to issues that can be tackled via the symbolic model of critical thinking. The solution is also attached as a word file for easy printing. It also contains symbolic equations side by side with logical situation analysis.

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