Linked by Dmitrij D. Czarkoff on Fri 31st Aug 2007 08:54 UTC
Editorial This article is an answer to "Competition Is Not Good" by Kroc and reading it wouldn't be comfortable without switching to and from the original article. I wrote it just because I do strongly disagree with Kroc and I believe I can prove that he is not as close to truth as it may seem from the first glance.
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I really don't see the point of all this
by flanque on Fri 31st Aug 2007 11:40 UTC
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

I really don't see the point of all this. Competition has been the driving force behind the economy, students in class rooms, scientists trying to find cures, vendors reducing prices and frankly seems to be present in almost all forms of our existence.

Bacteria and virii compete with our immune system, resulting in improved health.

Competition allows me to buy an 80GB hard disk for less than $50.

Competition is why medical technology, which saves our lives, is so advanced, and will continue to drive innovation.

Competition, the desire to be better than "the others", I believe is programmed into our and all forms of life's instincts. It's essential to go forward.

I would bet that any argument that it is bad can be countered with an at least equally strong point of view.

I'm surprise these came up as articles on this site. These are hardly solid articles and in my view are more suited to the comments section.

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ddc_ Member since:
2006-12-05

Just read some communist papers to get the opposite opinion. I share Your point of view on the impact of the competition, but still there are other mechanisms for driving progress, and some people consider them even more effective.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Just read some communist papers to get the opposite opinion.


I could do that, but they always put me in a bad mood...

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