墨尔本PTE 阅读排序 29182016/10/17
墨尔本PTE 阅读排序 29202016/10/17
A - A price that is determined by the seller or for that matter, established by anyone other than the aggregate of consumers seems pernicious. Accordingly, it requires a major act of will to think of price – fixing (the determination of prices by the seller) as both “normal” and having a valuable economic function.
B - In fact, price-fixing is normal in all industrialized societies because the industrial system itself provides, as an effortless consequence of its own development, the price-fixing that requires, Modern industrial planning requires and rewards great size.
C - Consequently, nothing seems good or normal that does not accord with the requirements of the free market.
D - Most economists in the United states seem captivated by spell of the free market.
E - Hence a comparatively small number of large firms will be competing for the same group of consumers.
Answers: D, C, A, E, B