Equality under free-competition means the “equal protection and respect for rights.”

That depends on what one means by “equal playing field.”

Competition does not mean one will have “equal ability” (just like the right to life does not mean you will live as long or as prosperously as your neighbor).

When a company uses its property in a way that does not benefit its competitors, it is not anti-competitive. Competition does not mean that ones do things to promote one’s competitors, but that one does things to improve one’s position — if necessary at the expense of one’s rival’s market share. The only condition is that one’s actions are never at the expense of violating anyone’s rights.

Equality under free-competition means the “equal protection and respect for rights.”

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