Value: Excellence (defined as "possessing good qualities in an eminent degree")

Criterion: Lasting results

Contentions: 1. Competition gives the motivation to achieve excellence. (Example of public education system and how it would benefit from increased competition, especially in the form of vouchers.)

2. Competition gives the path to achieve excellence. (Example of adversarial legal system; shows its advantages over the inquisitorial system.)


Value: Excellence

Criterion: Lasting results

Contentions: 1. Cooperation is the basis of proper competition. (Example of social contract; agreeing to the social contract lays the foundation for a political system involving competitive elections, etc. Also uses an example of how cooperation is foundational in caring for patients in an emergency room.)

2. Cooperation achieves excellence. (Further development of the social contract example.)