Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Book Against Competition

No Contest, which has been stirring up controversy since its publication in 1986, stands as the definitive critique of competition. Drawing from hundreds of studies, Alfie Kohn eloquently argues that our struggle to defeat each other -- at work, at school, at play, and at home -- turns all of us into losers.

-No Contest: The Case Against Competition

This post is not an endorsement and I haven't read the book.


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  2. Never read it, but it's hard to argue against cooperation yielding better results than competition. The problem is the confusion of capitalism as "competition," but market competition has nothing to do with individual, communal, state, or national competition.

    Would the US be better off if the South had won the Civil War? [Ignoring slavery]


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