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Social and economic equality is neither feasible nor desirable Do you agree The statement Social and economic equality is neither feasible nor desirable is one that reflects the thinking of defenders of tradition It is believed that there is a need for a social hierarchy that we are not fit to govern ourselves and in the word of Thomas Carlyle The few wise have to take command of the innumerable foolish However this view is seen by many as an attempt by the elite who currently benefit from their position to preserve the status quo An even wider range of opinion would agree that economic equality is not feasible option for a healthy economy and that surely those who have achieved economic wealth through hard work deserve to do so However the two are closely linked and it can be argued that one is not feasible without the other At the very core of this debate is the naturenurture issue Advocates of the nature view would claim that human beings are born with specific talents and traits due to biological and genetic factors and as such we are unequal in our abilities and skills Influenced by Charles Darwins theory of evolution On the Origin of Species the nature view severely constricts the progress and social advancement of mankind However the nurture view seeing human nature as plastic allows solutions to be sought to problems which are seen as social and as a result malleable rather than biological and thus impossible to change Heywood 199920 Conservatives who traditionally believe in tradition and the need of a hierarchical social and political structure use the given human nature belief to show that it is indeed in the interests of mankind to allow those born with skills of leadership should govern over nations However a irreconcilable contradiction appears in this assertion Conservatives also believe in the notion that the Church whether its beliefs true or otherwise
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