Free Marketeer


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Free Marketeer

A person who believes in the system of economics that minimizes government intervention and maximizes the role of the market. A free marketeer believes that rational economic actors acting in their own self interest deal with information and price goods and services more efficiently than individuals acting under any other system. Free marketers generally believe that government regulations, trade barriers and labor laws distort the market. They argue that the market provides the most opportunities for both consumers and producers by creating more jobs and allowing competition to determine which businesses are successful.
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While even many of the world's most ardent free marketeers acknowledged the need for the recent coordinated bailout of European banks, Mr.
But the free marketeer community acknowledges the difficulties in gaining a sustained political voice for their views; as yet, there is no stable political constituency ensuring regional issues a place on electoral or legislative agendas.
I have always been associated not only with the politics of market economics, a pretty keen free marketeer, but I'm also associated with a whole history of social reforms of one sort or another including the politics of the great public services.
And it is true, no whopper at all, to say that Margaret Thatcher, the most radical libertarian free marketeer, would not and could not touch the National Health Service of Great Britain and defends it to this day.
A resolute free marketeer through most of his career, the Democratic
His faulty English accurately reflects the change from fighter to free marketeer.
somebody who understood the importance of national democracy, who understood why you need to live in an independent country and what it meant, as well as being a free marketeer and a small government Conservative.
as somebody who understood the importance of national democracy, understood why you need to live in an independent country and what that meant, as well as being a free marketeer.
I am a free marketeer and it is up to the people within Scottish football, the SFA and its member clubs to improve the standard of home-grown players.
If it seems odd that a left-winger like Henwood and an exuberant free marketeer like Jack Kemp would agree, consider: The Social Security trustees' dismal projections of economic growth mean that the stock market is headed for a colossal downturn.
In my view, they are the puritanical free marketeer politicians from Gordon Brown, with his light touch regulation, back to Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, who 30 years ago started the deregulation of the financial system that led inexorably to the collapse we are all suffering from.
But 2008 has also seen the absolute limits reached to the value of markets; even the most fundamentalist free marketeer must concede that free financial markets this year brought the world economy closer to ruin than ever before.