• Noun: the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold; examples: "without competition there would be no market", "they were driven from the marketplace"
• Noun: the securities markets in the aggregate; example: "the market always frustrates the small investor"
• Noun: the customers for a particular product or service; example: "before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"
• Noun: a marketplace where groceries are sold; example: "the grocery store included a meat market"
• Verb: engage in the commercial promotion, sale, or distribution of; example: "The company is marketing its new line of beauty products"
• Verb: buy household supplies; example: "We go marketing every Saturday"
• Verb: deal in a market
• Verb: make commercial; example: "Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life"
We'll be going to the fish market and a farmer's market this afternoon to get what we need to make and eat dinner as a family. I'm trying to expose my kids to going to a farmers market or the fish market and learning what that's all about.
I think the market is always going to be around. The goal is not to say, let's get rid of the market, because the market does render a huge number of services, and I don't want to have a fight about the price of something every time I buy a book or a bottle of water.
Well, there's no question that the law passed in 1996 was flawed. It deregulated the wholesale market, meaning the price that the utilities had to pay energy companies for power, but not the retail market.
I am a conservative Republican, a firm believer in free market capitalism. A free market system allows all parties to compete, which ensures the best and most competitive project emerges, and ensures a fair, democratic process.
We had a booming stock market in 1929 and then went into the world's greatest depression. We have a booming stock market in 1999. Will the bubble somehow burst, and then we enter depression? Well, some things are not different.
Stock market corrections, although painful at the time, are actually a very healthy part of the whole mechanism, because there are always speculative excesses that develop, particularly during the long bull market.
A market where chief executive officers make 262 times that of the average worker and 821 times that of the minimum-wage worker is not a market that is working well. And it is surely not working well enough to build a solid middle class.
Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.
Although housing sales and starts have cooled to more typical levels, the housing market remains strong and sound. Without the expansion of homeownership and the strength of our housing market, our nation would not have the economic growth we are experiencing today.