Thyrian lawmaker: Thyria's Cheese Importation Board inspects all cheese shipments to Thyria and rejects shipments not meeting specified standards. Yet only 1 percent is ever rejected. Therefore, since the health consequences and associated economic costs of not rejecting that 1 percent are negligible, whereas the board's operating costs are considerable, for economic reasons alone the board should be disbanded. Consultant: I disagree. The threat of having their shipments rejected deters many cheese exporters from shipping substandard product. The consultant responds to the lawmaker's argument by
rejecting the lawmaker's argument while proposing that the standards according to which the board inspects imported cheese should be raised
providing evidence that the lawmaker's argument has significantly overestimated the cost of maintaining the board
objecting to the lawmaker's introducing into the discussion factors that are not strictly economic
pointing out a benefit of maintaining the board, which the lawmaker's argument has failed to consider
shifting the discussion from the argument at hand to an attack on the integrity of the cheese inspectors
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