Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • n. Any market in which trade is unregulated; an economic system free from government intervention.

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Examples

  • The basic argument in Lochner was you can't regulate the free market because it is going to constrain people's use of their private property.

    Remarks of U.S. Senator Barack Obama on the nomination of Justice Janice Rogers Brown

  • This free market prescription was tough medicine for assemblymen accustomed to seeing these issues through the prism of party affiliation, but now they found both Reed and Morris joined in an uncomfortable but firm alliance.

    Robert Morris

  • Margus, a free market was held on the Northern side of the Danube, which was protected by a Roman fortress surnamed Constantia.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The full range of ideas and reforms Morris introduced, from the bank to the repeal of tender laws, can be readily bound together under the rubric of laissez-faire, free market economics.

    Robert Morris

  • Finally, the corporate-bargaining state, with its focus on the bargaining table rather than the market Herres, 1978 is inconsistent with a view of politics as a free market system for providing services.

    Rediscovering Institutions

  • Those rookies at Goldman Sachs will come to me and ask how to work this free market ba-ziz-ness up in here!

    Roseanne Archy

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