This is the biggest oxymoron from competitivist. In industry or any workforce that is large enough, teams are formed to complete task effectively and efficiently. A cohesive team is a good team. A teams goal is rarely to be competitive. Rather their objective is just that. An objective to be completed. The objective may be for competitive gain for the capitalist but for the team members it is just a stupid task with a cunty deadline attached. In capitalism we can see this as team A from company A, and team B from company B. (to spice this up we can also say A is from country A and B is from country B). Both A and B are working on the same thing, both have their trade secrets which give them an advantage, and both are working to subvert the other. This is a huge waste of time, resources, and labour. And most importantly the competitivist goal is still to generate surplus value for the capitalist. which could be argued as the brainlet as
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Now compare this to the opposite example of A and B collaborating together. They both share ideas freely. They work in coalition. They are no longer scheming about the other. They are AB or BA. Now knowing that your friend may be asking for irl examples. Public hospitals are a good example. They are efficient and effective. Wards are triaged into specialised teams that work cooperatively. The open source of information and communication is critical. Now imagine a person has arrived at Hospital A and has passed away. it is ascertained that they are an organ donor. Team A retrieves sed organs. One kidney is put in the icebox and transported to hospital B where team B gives that kidney to the kidney recipient. 1 organ = 1 life if everything grafts aohkay.
Now if we injected the second scenario back into the first scenario we get a macabre outcome. Hospital A (kekistan shares boarder with bunkistan) gets the kidney. Hospital B (bunkistan shares boarder with kekistan) calls HosA and asks if they have any kidneys. HosA says "nah mate". hangs up phone. HosA holds onto the kidney just in case they can get a competitive edge over those gibs at HosB. Kidney goes passed use by date. Time. Resource. Labour. Life/Lives.