When competition kills creativity, perverts outcomes

NO one is a stranger to competition. We encounter it first at home with our siblings, then in school with our friends, and later on with our colleagues when we are deemed old enough to join the "rat race". The stress from it causes health issues and even ruins relationships, but we hardly bat an eyelid, because we've all accepted that competition is necessary on the route to success.

But author Margaret Heffernan begs to differ. "The theory is that competition produces a wide diversity of products...

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