I'd like to propose a new word to fill a gap in our vocabulary:
- Literally, faith in competition or rivalry.
- The belief that all competition is inherently good and that since some competition is good, more is better.
- The irrational belief that competition is the solution to all problems.
ORIGIN this post: from late Latin competitio- 'rivalry' + from Latin fides 'faith' + -ism
Competitiofideism is a widespread belief among American political philosophies and economic theories. I think that competitiofideism is a useful term for classifying these views.