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Definition an economic system that is free of government and monopoly control in matters such as pricing, unfair taxes, subsidies or regulation
  • My sons have been quite successful, selling our vegetables in the free market.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Throughout the Pacific, free markets are working miracle after miracle of economic growth.
    Ronald Reagan  --  Tear Down This Wall Speech
  • Pro? ting by denying a free market, pro? ting from government war money while controlling that market for ourselves.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • It might be with a gun, an army, a holy book, a law, an invisible free market hand.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • THE FREE MARKET MUST BE CONTROLLED IN CERTAIN CASES.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • That's the beauty of the free market, Lisa.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But what we don't have is a free market.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • And I had about half a million local francs in various banks—about fourteen thousand dollars at the official rate of exchange, and half that on the free market.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He was still at risk of winding up a cliche of free market capitalism: the inventor whose brainchild would lead to profit for others and nothing for himself.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • While publicly espousing support for the free market, the fast food chains have quietly pursued and greatly benefited from a wide variety of government subsidies.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Muffled up in shawls tucked inside their sheepskins, the women blushed a fiery red at the sailors' jokes but at the same time were terrified of them, for it was generally sailors who formed the units organized to fight against speculation and the forbidden free market.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Party members were supposed not to go into ordinary shops ('dealing on the free market', it was called), but the rule was not strictly kept, because there were various things, such as shoelaces and razor blades, which it was impossible to get hold of in any other way.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • But there were hints of how a free market in football players might differ from a shackled one.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The city's principal industry is legally protected against the workings of the free market, and operates according to strict rules laid down by the state.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "The Free Market Drill," said Sticky.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "Oh, that's just the Free Market Drill," said Jackson.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • THE FREE MARKET MUST BE FREE ENOUGH TO CONTROL ITS FREEDOM IN CERTAIN CASES.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • THE FREE MARKET MUST HAVE ENOUGH CONTROL TO FREE ITSELF IN CERTAIN CASES.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Assuming a free market throughout the sequence his profit enhancement will be of the close order of sixfold.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • This takes into account a slight rise in wholesale prices on Terra, 'slight' because the Authority now sells at approximately the free market price.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

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