When E.B. White wrote "Here Is New York" in the summer of 1948—working in an airless room in the Lafayette Hotel—he took note of a construction project then under way: "Along the East River, from the razed slaughterhouses of Turtle Bay . . .
In everyday life, people sometimes think of competition as something that takes place between buyers and sellers–the buyer wants a low price and the seller wants a high price. They seem to be in conflict. But the real competition is