Sometimes I wonder.. how evolved are we!
We can't allow our predatory behavior to manifest itself physically , except in sport perhaps .. Our economic structure, however, is a wild jungle . How willing are we to place our financial gains over others !!!
I think you are confusing issues here. As Hugh also noted what you are talking about is competition.
All life competes for resources and the most successful ones reproduce. Its called evolution!
The cut and thrust of life is based around that competition and I see nothing wrong with that as long as it is tempered with some compassion for the less well off, the marginalised and the disempowered.
After all without this economic competition in place for thousands of years building capital we couldnt have the standard of living we have today, which means we would be too busy surviving to have the time to sit around talking about whether we are predators or not.
sexual predation is another big story
So you think compassionate competition is important .. it is a good incentive for production !But , how compassionate !!.
. OK .. How many people killed in economic wars , how many are imprisoned ,how many are leading slave like existence !! .. There are many factors that have to be addressed ..
I thought that was my pc !!