market forces


: the actions of buyers and sellers that cause the prices of goods and services to change without being controlled by the government : the economic forces of supply and demand
The value of these commodities is determined by market forces.

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Recent Examples on the Web People will find their niche, and unchained market forces will have almost utopian outcomes. Sean Illing, Vox, 7 July 2024 Getting the government out of the way so that market forces and innovation can set the course is the best recipe for a less obese and healthier world. Tomas J. Philipson, National Review, 4 July 2024 Government regulation and multilateral coordination can also improve data transparency with respect to commodity supply, demand, and inventories, which would help market forces more effectively address supply disruptions. Meghan L. O’Sullivan and Jason Bordoff, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2024 However, companies set production levels based on market forces, not presidential orders. Clayton Kincade, NPR, 20 June 2024 All this suggests that market forces are mainly responsible for setting pay at the top, many economists say. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 June 2024 The bill’s supporters counter that about half of city apartments are rent stabilized, meaning any price increases can only be approved by the Rent Guidelines Board, and contend the rates for the remaining units are up to market forces. Téa Kvetenadze, New York Daily News, 9 June 2024 The second vote would be intended to make certain what Lamont had insisted was implicit: Connecticut will have an opportunity to step away from the 2035 deadline if market forces — namely EV prices and battery performance — and the availability of charging stations indicate the state is not ready. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2024 But state business leader Danny Seiden argues that only a merger can help us, noting changing market forces and the commitments both companies have made to preserve jobs and keep prices low. Joanna Allhands, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2024

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“Market forces.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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