https://www.investopedia.com/ask/an...onsidered-market-economy-or-mixed-economy.asp Okay, I've been wrong before, and I'll be wrong again. Although not totally free, we are far more so than many other markets. To the point that we, the consumers CAN walk away if we don't like the price. Which was my point. If enough choose to do this, it won't be very long at all until the sales manager looks out the window of his cushy office and says in his best Mr. Krabs voice "Where are the customers!?" when a midlevel employee busts in and yells "SIR! [competing dealer] JUST DROPPED ALL MARKUPS!" and the sales manager's mouth drops open, his cigar falling to the ground. "Damnit! Drop all incentives and put up a sign saying we'll beat any quote on any vehicle!" And just like that, the nonsense will be over.Agree with your entire post except this part. We’re a hybrid economy with some parts free/unregulated, other parts managed solely by governments (federal and local), and most parts somewhere along a spectrum in between. We’re a hybrid market, at least according to the economics being taught.