It is my intention to identify the source of spitefulness in competition.
Is negative sentiment a necessary attribute of opposition?
I believe not.
Superiority is not the motivation of the improver, rather the motivation is a desire to utility.
When a man is bested, then does he feel worthless and feel necessitated to alter himself.
Is it not possible then for the sentiment present in the besting of each other to be a compassionate sentiment? I challenge you in order to necessitate your virtue, in order that you may live.
The action is also selfish, for your continued competition is that which necessitates my improvement.
The loss of a worthy opponent is terrible.
The source of our sentiments seems inherently participatory. In order for me to feel either negatively or positively towards you, I must necessarily have a sense of you, you must be the target or my action which carries sentiment.
Fraternity therefore seems a necessary precursor to happy capitalism.
The issue lies not in the mechanics of economics and politics but in their elements, in the people.
Negative sentiment (EDIT: between competitors) is inefficient, it is evil.