There are four types of economies and three are significantly prevalent in the world today.
- Traditional Economy: Family or community oriented. Subsistence based economy. Aboriginies provide a present-day example for this generally outmoded type of economy.
- Command Economy: Centrally controlled economy. Government makes all decisions. Presently, two kinds of command economy are recognized. These are communism and socialism. Dictatorships and absolute monarchies may also command their economies. Examples of countries with command economies are Cuba, North Korea, Burma, Iran, Liberia. The dominant factor relevant to command economies is that economic benefit is collectivized rather than individualized: the group receives shared benefits rather the individual receiving private benefit. Profit-making is thwarted by redistributing and collectivizing income generated by each specific individual.
- Free Market Economy: Individual based economy. Consumer based system. Consumption choices made by consumers is said to be what drives the free market economy. Some might argue that, in today's complex society, it is actually the producer who drives the economy by deciding and restricting what products the consumer has to choose between. This idea may be substantiated by consumer protests about toxic materials in goods from foods with dioxin exposure to clothes with formaldehyde and flame retardant treated fibers to cosmetics and grooming products with phthalates. Examples of countries with free market economies are US, UK, Austria, Israel, South Korea, Luxembourg, Taiwan and Oman.
- Mixed Economy: Mixed economies are those that combine economic ideologies in order to meet specific goals. For example, the US incorporates elements of a command economy into free market economy capitalism in order to regulate polluting capacities of industrial producers. The US also incorporates elements of a command economy in order to protect against having families going hungry, disabled people living on the streets begging, elderly retirees living in states of destitution. Denmark incorporates large elements of socialistic command economy in order to ensure a high standard of education, health care, and lifestyle for those who wish to learn and have prosperous careers, those who are ill, and those who lose their jobs or are unable to work. Examples of countries with mixed economies are Russia, France, Sweden, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong.
Mixed Economies listed according to amount of government spending as % of GDP, Tejvan Pettinger
Kinds of Free Market Economy capitalism and examples of free market economy capitalist countries, "Examples of Capitalism," YourDictionary.
I'll just list them out:
"While many would argue that there are no examples of true capitalism, some examples of countries employing capitalism include:
- United States
You can find the main article which lists them as capitalist countries in the blog mentioned below (it points out the reasons).
- New Zealand
- Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
- Cooperative Republic of Guyana
- North Korea
You're probably wondering why I mentioned China in both of them, it's because China is officially a socialist country but is gradually moving towards capitalism, same goes for India.
- United Kingdom
- Hong Kong