Bankruptcy is a process that depends on a variety of structural, fiscal, and human variables. These variables are different at every company. Therefore, the pattern of companies declaring bankruptcy should be random. Yet tax records from 2010 demonstrate a pattern: a large number of companies throughout the United States declared bankruptcy at the same time.Which of the following, if true, forms the best basis for at least a partial explanation for the pattern of bankruptcy shown by the tax records?
【选项】Companies without franchises in more than one country are more likely to declare bankruptcy.