Thursday, March 04, 2004

On Competition

I've been giving this a lot of thought to the subject of competition partially in light of recent events resulting in one of the larger bands losing their regular Purim gig to another band due to what I consider extremely unfair tactics on the part of the competing band. I think that although competition is fine and is good for the industry in general, we should always be mindful of issues of Hasagas G'vul (especially applicable to band promoters), Hakaras Hatov (on the part of both institutions and musicians) and Yashrus. This has no direct impact on me -- I wouldn't play the gig in either case, but the particular details, which I've known for a while, are disturbing. As Hillel said "Mai d'sanei lach l'chavrech lo ta'seh."