Indeed - what IS the point?

What Is The Point Of ....

... global competitiveness, anyway ?

Can someone tell me, in clear and understandable terms ?

We're all on this one planet, spinning on it's own axis. Where is the finish line, and what does nation "X" win when the race is finally run, anyway ?

A gold medal ? The right to control all other nations ? Where's the fun in that ... seems to me that in such conditions, once won it will take all of nation "X" 's energy to defend that right.

What exactly is the point ?

Link: Wirearchy .