@bear78-- I'm not an expert on economy, but as far as I know, there really isn't a country in the world where the government doesn't exercise any kind of power or regulation over the economy whatsoever. Even the United States regulates from time to time. For example, there have been many times when the government saved businesses that were going bankrupt to avoid the many negative consequences that would have on the economy.
I'm of the opinion that a mixed economic system is best anyway. There are some industries or services that ought to be controlled by the government. Can you imagine a private postal service for example? It's not a good idea to privatize everything and leave the economy to its fate in every circumstances. Some minor regulations are required here and there, and as long as the economy is mostly free, it's fine.