People say competition is a good thing. It regulates markets. Protects consumers. Allows for watchable sports. But I see a lot of negative effects resulting from competition.
Given my background in Ecology, I understand ecological competition as occurring only when resources are limited, and leading to speciation. Pretty cool stuff. In essence, the lack of competition creates harmony in nature.
I see sports (sports fans, really) as creating a lot of negative energy around the winning and losing dichotomy. Competition leads to happy winners and sad losers.
I also see a lot of crappy products sold to willing consumers and making companies millions of dollars. Not sure competition is working there, either.
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