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mixed economy

see ECONOMY.

mixed economy

a method of organizing the economy to produce goods and services. Under this ECONOMIC SYSTEM, some goods and services are supplied by private enterprise and others, typically basic INFRASTRUCTURE goods and services such as electricity, postal services and water supply are provided by the state.

The mixed economy is a characteristic feature of most present-day developed and developing countries, ‘pure’ or totally PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMIES and CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMIES being rarely encountered. The precise ‘mix’ of private enterprise and state activities to be found in particular countries, however, does vary substantially between these two extremes and is very much influenced by the political philosophies of the country concerned. See NATIONALIZATION, PRIVATIZATION.

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There is a climate which suggests there could be more of this kind of thinking, but it will always be a mixed economy.
Tranche 1 (Project management Mortagnaise Mixed Economy Company) Business surface and 14 homes for sale.
Members participating in the market - Local public transit company in the Greater St Brieuc (Armor Bay Transportation)- Local public transport company of Douai (Eveole)- County transportation authority Jura (Jurabus)- County transportation authority Ain (RTD Ain)- Governed community transport Rochelais (RTCR)- Stock company of mixed economy of the urban community of Evreux (SAEM Transurbain)- Transportation of the agglomeration development Saumur Loire (Saumur Agglobus)- Mixed company of public transport in Colmar and around (Trace)- County transportation authority of Bouches-du-Rhone (RTD 13)- Urban transport in the city of Annecy (SIBRA).
Tranche 1 (investor: mortagnaise mixed economy company): shopping area and 14 homes for sale.
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership on behalf of the Welsh Renal Network is publishing this Prior Information Notice as NHS Wales wishes to explore a mixed economy approach to its Non Emergency Patient transport services.
Contract notice: project management assistance mission for the setting up of an open mixed syndicate (smo), the creation of a semi-public mixed economy company in charge of the management of the rhine port of colmar / neuf-brisach and the establishment of a concession contract
To assess this, we propose the following hypotheses: (1) no phenotypic differences in stature, limb proportions, and/or body mass between these terrestrial, mixed-economy, and/or marine groups existed, or (2) phenotypic differences in stature, limb proportions, and/or body mass between terrestrial, mixed-economy, and/or marine groups did exist, and individuals of mixed economy exhibited an intermediate morphological pattern in relation to marine and terrestrial groups.
He said: "It's very much a mixed economy now, where consumers will buy online for point-to-point travel, especially airline travel.
The Garden City, which will see more than 45,000 homes built over the next ten years, is creating a mixed economy of housing, through projects like Black Lake in West Bromwich, building affordable homes alongside high quality, and sustainable, amenities to ensure we attract and retain people in the Black Country.
We are grateful that he believes the "ultimate testimonial to the value of this book is its ability to engage conservatives such as this reviewer," and we can hardly argue with his fair-minded conclusion: "Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson have made a far better case than has so far been made for the virtues of our mixed economy, and reminded critics of its phenomenal achievements.
It is not beyond the wit of man to understand that the EU Parliament Constituency of the West Midlands with a population slightly larger and with a mixed economy more than a match for Scotland can easily govern itself.
Spain's mixed economy is the 16th largest worldwide and the sixth largest in the European Union, as well as the Eurozone's fourth largest.