Competition: It’s No Game

The idea of competition is so fundamental that we often take it for granted as a natural good. Nearly every aspect of our lives involves competition: we compete in school, we compete for jobs, we compete at work, we compete socially, we compete in games and sports for fun, and when we are not competing ourselves we spend much of our time enjoying watching others compete. But our obsession with competition has several potential complications. A world divided into winners and losers, for example, is an inherently inequitable world – and there will always be far more “losers” than “winners”.

Forgiving Competition

This post responds to Tobias Werron’s research article, “Why Do We Believe in Competition”, and compares and contrasts with two…

Empirical approach to competition

In his research article, “Why do we believe in competition,” Tobias Werron approaches this general research question with three different…