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command economy

noun
1.
a socialist economic system in which production and distribution of goods and services are controlled by the government and industry is mostly publicly owned.
Compare market economy.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Foreign investment and business support have helped in the transition from the old command economy to a market economy.
  • The slow but steady transition from a centralized command economy to a market economy continued.
  • The transition from a centralized command economy to a market economy continued.
  • Ingrained business ideas, formed and nurtured during fifty years under a command economy, will be difficult to rewire.
  • Explain the difference between a command economy and a market economy.
  • But no one talks about the possibility of a return to a command economy.
British Dictionary definitions for command economy

command economy

noun
1.
an economy in which business activities and the allocation of resources are determined by government order rather than market forces Also called planned economy
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