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free enterprise

The freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation.

free′-en′ter·prise′ adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - subscribing to capitalistic competition
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism
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While capitalism may seem under attack from public perception, the authors provide convincing arguments that free-enterprise capitalism is at its core naturally good for the economy and community, particularly once profit maximization is no longer the ultimate goal.
Let's start by looking at regulation in general, and where it fits in a free-enterprise economy.
One of the most erroneous and harmful ideas of our time is the notion that free-enterprise capitalism and the society upon which it is based are incompatible with the moral standards of Christianity.
Chamber's free-enterprise campaign has so far included stops in more than 100 cities in a grass-roots effort to engage business leaders, community officials and other citizens in a dialogue about the role of free enterprise in job creation and long-term economic prosperity.
Events over the past few years have challenged our free-enterprise system, as well as our economic stability.
The lack of recognition of real actions and real behavior on our part between these two models is surely the death of the free-enterprise model--not just the notion of free trade.