- an economic system in which prices and wages are determined by unrestricted competition between businesses, without government regulation or fear of monopolies.
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Examples from the Web for free market
It likely would have appealed to many business people on Main Street, few of whom are free-market fundamentalists.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
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And in fact the speech did have a liberal tone in the free-market sense.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course.
December 4, 2014
That free-market ideology has taken hold with this newer legislature.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
For the RNC, Uber is just one company that represents the decline of free-market capitalism, spearheaded by the Democratic Party.Uber Is the RNC's Favorite App
August 6, 2014
This clash between politically minded businessmen and free-market libertarians is an old one.Big Business Vs. Libertarians in the GOP
June 12, 2014
The right of free-market (or marriage), and none may deny her the same.
- an economic system that allows supply and demand to regulate prices, wages, etc, rather than government policy
- (as modifier)a free-market economy
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