The restrictions include both the ownership and exchange of commodities. In this type of economy, the price of each item or service is agreed upon with the mutual consent of sellers and buyers. The seller is free to offer how much he wants to sell his products or services. Likewise, the buyer is free to bid for the purchase price he wants or needs to buy the product or service he or she craves for. The free market economy is similar to laissez fair economy where the economic condition in the real world is mostly confining government intervention in economic matters as a regulating against force and fraud among market participants. Therefore, with the country's government force limited to a defensive role, government does not ignite the spark in the marketplace. The government, in this scenario has the economic role to levy taxes in order to finance the smooth flow of the free market economy. In the extremely free market economy, its advocates strongly denounce the government's tax intervention.
On the other hand, the opposite to free market economy is a controlled market. In this type of economy, supply and price are set by a government. ...Show more