A society based around a market economy, especially one in which political and economic life are dominated by ideas of individual freedom and self-interest.
1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Political Economy.
An economic system in which goods and services are made, sold, and shared and prices set by the balance of supply and demand
30 mei 2011
Cyclist mother asks some helpful people in the park to help her with directions on a map. While she’s at it, she points to a loose screw that’s fallen to the ground from her bicycle’s child seat, and asks the prank victims to reattach it. Then, she pedals away, but while she’s cycling, the baby seat comes loose and the kid goes tumbling to the ground. The mom even keeps riding for awhile, dragging the poor little kid on the cement path – to the horror of the watching prank victims, who believe that they’re responsible for the accident.