free enterprise



Business governed by the market forces of demand and supply, un-restrained by undue government interference through excessive controls and regulations. In general, a synonym for capitalism.

Use free enterprise in a sentence

  • Some economic professors harp on the fact that we wouldn't have such a robust economy without having a free enterprise within our market.

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  • When Steve was growing up, he used to think that communism was interesting, but then he got involved in business, and saw the benefits of free enterprise.

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  • Many people laud capitalism for its focus on free enterprise without all of the government interference that other financial systems are hindered by.

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Notable Quotes

  • Rule of Free Enterprise
    "The basic rule of free enterprise: You must give in order to get."
    - Scott Alexander
  • Who Speaks of Free Enterprise and Competition Most
    "Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father's store or farm."
    - C. Wright Mills

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