Everyone Deserves a Participation Trophy
Emma Lindsay

I think you’re conflating liberalism and capitalism in your article, and your argument would be stronger if you just took out all mentions of liberal vs conservative. I think the main argument you’re trying to get across is that participation awards are not necessarily bad, but conflicts with the “win vs lose” mentality, and capitalism encourages “win vs lose” mentality. That core argument is orthogonal to liberal vs conservative, and when you associate capitalism with liberalism, it just distracts the readers who think “The social circle in my workplace is liberal, and yet isn’t as cutthroat as you describe, therefore your central point must be wrong.”

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