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mixed economy

noun
1.
an economy in which there are elements of both public and private enterprise.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • He wanted a mixed economy, but one in which the private sector would play the leading role.
  • Innovation and the scope of public finances remain as central as ever to the successful functioning of the mixed economy.
  • And that's a good segue into the topic of mixed economy that you promote as some sort of reasonable moderate position.
  • The resulting mixed economy has both strengths and weaknesses.
  • Its economy has a firm foundation in a mixed economy that comprises strong, manufacturing, service and agricultural sector.
  • The mixed economy is based on sugar cane, tourism, and light industry.
  • The country has a mixed economy with a strong private sector.
  • The mixed economy was based on sugar cane, tourism, and light industry.
  • The country had a mixed economy with a strong private sector.
  • The mixed economy depended heavily on the export of bauxite derivatives.
British Dictionary definitions for mixed economy

mixed economy

noun
1.
an economy in which some industries are privately owned and others are publicly owned or nationalized
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mixed economy definition


An economy that combines elements of capitalism and socialism, mixing some individual ownership and regulation. Some capitalist countries, France, for example, employ what is often called state capitalism. In this form of a mixed economy, the state becomes a major shareholder in private enterprises. An alternative, employed in Great Britain (more in the past than now), is for the state to own some industries while leaving others in private hands.

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