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free market

noun
1.
an economic system in which prices and wages are determined by unrestricted competition between businesses, without government regulation or fear of monopolies.
Related forms
free-market, adjective
free marketeer, noun
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Examples from the web for free market
  • Compare that to buying an airline ticket, where the free market reigns.
  • If only in a free market, the total of cost renewable energy cost were lower then nonrenewable.
  • The free market inevitably funds those technological developments since the productivity improvements result in profits.
  • The people who deny it subscribe to the belief that the free market can solve every problem.
  • But otherwise these games are as much a part of the free market as anything else.
  • free market advocates claim that the less a market is regulated, the more it can flourish.
  • When the costs of conventional electricity rise to the level of solar then the free market will provide the answer.
  • If this isn't true then both democracy and the free market are a joke.
  • So much for an improvement on the current situation, and so much for the free market.
  • All the gov needs to do it tax the fossil fuels so a real free market can work.
British Dictionary definitions for free market

free market

noun
1.
  1. an economic system that allows supply and demand to regulate prices, wages, etc, rather than government policy
  2. (as modifier): a free-market economy
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free market in Culture

free market definition


The production and exchange of goods and services without interference from the government or from monopolies.

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