Definition of free market in English:

free market


  • An economic system in which prices are determined by unrestricted competition between privately owned businesses.

    ‘a free market in broadcasting’
    as modifier ‘reforms were announced in a step towards a free-market economy’
    • ‘We are committed to a free-market system, and we will stay on that course.’
    • ‘The mixture of free markets with the civic vibrancy of early America created a new form of social life.’
    • ‘While the free market is not a perfect solution, because of human imperfection, it is the best solution.’
    • ‘These prices were then not subject to a free-market economy.’
    • ‘The spread of global free markets has also meant rising inequality.’
    • ‘Even in this case, women will benefit more from a free-market system than from government regulation.’
    • ‘I make no apologies for being a champion of prosperity and its source, the free-market economy.’
    • ‘Hence in a free-market economy both consumption and production are in harmony with each other.’
    • ‘A free-market economy has allowed the country to benefit from foreign trade and foreign investment.’
    • ‘It has lured private capital for investment and created a transparent free-market system.’
    • ‘Nations like Hong Kong and Japan rose from the ashes of the Second World War as free-market economies.’
    • ‘There are two types of ethical criticisms that can be made of the free-market system.’
    • ‘Many developing countries have grown disenchanted with the free-market model in recent years.’
    • ‘Those supporting free markets would argue that there is excessive use of these tools to influence markets and that they will in fact cause more problems than they solve.’
    • ‘Is free-market capitalism really the only way to participate in the global economy?’
    • ‘The introduction of a free-market economy has brought China increasing prosperity.’
    • ‘Economic growth supported by free trade and free markets creates new jobs and higher incomes.’
    • ‘Uncontrolled free-market capitalism is not the only way to bring peace, justice and security to 25 nations.’
    • ‘We know, too, that America has once again benefited from the flexibility and resilience of its free-market economy.’
    • ‘All free-market advocates realize that monetary inflation brings on price inflation.’


  • free marketeering

      • ‘It is the logical end result of global free marketeering that equates free trade with democracy, no matter what the costs may be, human or economic!’
      • ‘I really don't want to be labeled a protectionist, but I think there is a happy medium between raw free marketeering and highwall protectionism.’
      • ‘While this simple logical principle has always been true, in modern times the painful truth is becoming more and more evident as growth addicted free marketeering wrecks ever greater destruction upon the environment in which it functions.’


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