Microeconomics: Principles, Problems, & Policies, 20th Edition

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Chapter 2 - The Market System and the Circular Flow - Discussion Questions - Page 49: 1


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Command systems and laissez faire systems are opposites. In a command system, there is a central governing body (generally the government of the country) that controls the economy. Contrarily, in a laissez faire system, there is supposed to be an "invisible hand"--self interest--that guides the economy. Most economies are a mix of these two things.
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