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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 ARGENTINE peso plunged as much as 25 per cent against the dollar yesterday after the free marketeer President Mauricio Macri was thrashed in primary elections.
And he was handed a [pounds sterling]16.846 trip to Washington by the free marketeer American Enterprise Institute to attend an awards do with a staffer.
A free marketeer, he wants to see trade between the two countries unshackled, and he has a history of making conciliatory gestures towards New Delhi.
The buildings and businesses facilitated by the development corporations created by this fervent free marketeer continue to change the region.
Ryan is a hardline free marketeer who rode the Tea Party's anti-government insurgency to loud acclaim in Washington, if not across the country.
Tomorrow's plan to make it easier for bad bosses to unfairly sack workers is a free marketeer's lottery win.
The Chester MP Stephen Mosley is a bold free marketeer. In response to a question criticising the government for allowing a massive rail contract to go to Siemens in Krefeld rather than Bombardier in Derby, there was a lot of head shaking and tut tutting about a lack of patriotism.
McCririck said: "I'm a free marketeer. If the price is right and the shareholders are happy I'd agree with a deal.
An economist by training and a free marketeer by ideology, Mr.
Additionally, notification and approval by the European Commission is necessary before the measures can be put into effect (Articles 24a for electricity and 26a for gas).This latter measure is a safeguard for those states having carried ownership unbundling and led by the Netherlands (but not including free marketeer UK).
Strangely, free marketeer UK has come out against the level playing field clause, arguing it is a hindrance to the free movement of capital.
I am a Conservative, but not a Neo-Liberal free marketeer. An unbridled market is a ferocious beast which must be muzzled and the place to start is in the boardroom.