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    (Original post by Weejimmie)
    Are you sure you're actually a conservative? Conservatives in Britian have recognised that there are imbalances. They have also reecognised the need to miniomise them as much as possible, not merely to "get used to it".
    I think that would populism. Do you think a politician is likely to be taken well if he says that inequality is a good thing?

    The poll is needlessly complicated...

    Two people are rarely given equal oppurtunities in life, they get different genes from birth and this makes some better than others at different things. This is "undeserved" natural prejudice and so it seems natural for empathetic humans to try to correct the situation.

    However, another fact about human nature is that competition is good, and this is echoes in natural selection. In a way we may have evolved to evolve, by evolving to become more competetive.

    These two natural features would seem to contradict and mean that in theory, no it doesn't work, and it doesn't work in practice either.

    There are the two aspects- competition- which the opponents of this idea emphasise- and co-operation, which is actually very important. It is human co-operation against nature and other species that has enabled us to be such a successful species, in number and range. Co-operation ais also important within human socisty- an individual, no matter how able, that cannot or will not co-operate is soon defeated by the ones that do.
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