Competition (economics) has nothing to do with theft. It has to do with competition in the marketplace.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Adjacent advertisements in an
1885 newspaper for the makers of two competing ore concentrators
(machines that separate out valuable ores from undesired minerals).
The lower ad touts that their price is lower, and that their machine's
quality and efficiency was demonstrated to be higher, both of which
are general means of economic competition.
In economics, "competition" is the rivalry among sellers trying to
achieve such goals as increasing profits, market share, and sales
volume by varying the elements of the marketing mix: price, product,
distribution, and promotion. Merriam-Webster defines competition in
business as "the effort of two or more parties acting independently to
secure the business of a third party by offering the most favorable
terms". In his 1776 The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith described it
as the exercise of allocating productive resources to their most
highly valued uses and encouraging efficiency, an explanation that
quickly found support among liberal economists opposing the
monopolistic practices of mercantilism, the dominant economic
philosophy of the time.
Main article: (Wikipedia) Anti-competitive practices
A practice is anti-competitive if it is deemed to unfairly distort free and effective competition in the marketplace.* Examples include
cartelization (collusion among companies producing the same product or
services to fix the price of goods or services intended to mutual
higher profit), predatory pricing, and abuse of a dominant