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free market

n.
An economic market in which supply and demand are not regulated or are regulated with only minor restrictions.

free market

n
(Economics)
a. an economic system that allows supply and demand to regulate prices, wages, etc, rather than government policy
b. (as modifier): a free-market economy.

free′ mar′ket


n.
an economic market regulated by the forces of supply and demand.
[1905–10]

free market

Trade which flows freely between countries without barriers such as tariffs and quotas.
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The president picked free marketeers to head the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Education, the Federal Communications Commission, and many other agencies.
Free marketeers only resort to regulation through popular pressure, when they feel that their profit margins and public image are being threatened.
You'd think the Tory Party would understand that, being the free marketeers they are.
Ever since, he has argued the state should intervene to place a cap on fuel prices to avoid further abuse, and has alleged free marketeers warning against his proposal are being paid by the industry.
But in the past when making the case, I've usually been up against outright free marketeers eager to defend the position of the City of London to broker such deals and earn fat fees.
But in the past, when making the case, I've usually been up against outright free marketeers eager to defend the position of the City of London to broker such deals and earn fat fees.
Free marketeers are trying to establish a new common sense, one that justifies toleration of environmental upheaval with a Panglossian view of how well humanity can deal with it--or at least, the richer part of humanity.
The plan, a genuinely popular policy, has been pilloried by the Tories and free marketeers as you would expect.
The Premier League's free marketeers, bulk importers of foreign talent, must give us something to shout about as Europe's elite tournament kicks off in earnest this week.
The most obvious indication of this came a few weeks ago when Lord Heseltine, the arch-interventionist of Tory politics in an era where the free marketeers held sway, published his No Stone Unturned report.
The example of Eastern Europe's progress from communism to liberal democracies is invoked by free marketeers as a template for what they say needs to happen in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya after their successful popular uprisings.
The balance of power in Brussels is likely to remain with the free marketeers because the EU treaty puts the Commission in the driver's seat on trade.