free market

noun

Definition of free market

: an economy operating by free competition

Examples of free market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The free market advocacy group is attempting to boost support for President Trump in the key battleground state. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Conservative group spends big in small Pennsylvania market to hit Biden on China," 14 Oct. 2020 There’s no such thing as a free market in nature; a market is a product of rules, and those rules come out of courts, legislatures, and executive agencies. Rey Mashayekhi, Fortune, "The system is ‘rigged’: Robert Reich on the Supreme Court, economic inequality, and his Twitter beef with Elon Musk," 12 Oct. 2020 Songwriters don’t get to sell their work in a free market. David Israelite, Billboard, "Spotify Wants Fairness for Themselves, but Not Songwriters (Guest Column)," 8 Oct. 2020 The protection of private, free market capitalism is the main purpose of a government. Anchorage Daily News, "Candidate Q&A: Alaska Senate District N — Carolyn “Care” Clift," 3 Oct. 2020 After that, the administration will decide whether the government should purchase more or whether the free market can determine adequate distribution. Arkansas Online, "U.S. to ship millions of tests in push to reopen K-12 schools," 28 Sep. 2020 After that, the administration will decide whether the government should purchase more or whether the free market can determine adequate distribution. Matthew Perrone And Kevin Freking, chicagotribune.com, "US to ship millions of rapid coronavirus tests in push to reopen K-12 schools," 28 Sep. 2020 One myth that permeates the right-wing attack on socialism is that America was founded as a sort of libertarian paradise based on the free market ideas of Adam Smith. Bruce Bartlett, The New Republic, "Socialism Is as American as Apple Pie," 17 Aug. 2020 On Friday, Pence will first gather for a roundtable with the LIBRE Initiative, a group financially backed by megadonor Charles Koch that focuses on free market policies geared toward Latinos. Rachel Leingang, The Arizona Republic, "VP Mike Pence continues Trump campaign's push for support in Arizona; focus on veterans, Latinos," 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of free market

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Free market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20market. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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free market

noun

English Language Learners Definition of free market

: an economic market or system in which prices are based on competition among private businesses and not controlled by a government

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