laissez-faire

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laissez-faire

1. The doctrine that the government should not be involved with nor controlling of businesses. The new president has vowed to take a position of laissez-faire to undo the overregulation of businesses practiced by the previous administration.
2. A stance or desire that one will not control or be involved with the actions of other people. It seems to be in vogue recently for parents to be laissez-faire with their children, allowing them total freedom without structure or discipline.
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Je n'en sais rien--ne vous laissez pas aller a de vives impressions--voila tout.
Il a souligne que tous ceux qui pensent que les elections municipales serviront les interets d'Ennahdha et s'emploient a les entraver, se fourvoient, les apostrophant en ces termes: [beaucoup moins que]raflez tous les sieges et laissez le scrutin se tenir a la date fixeeAa retirez le baton et laissez les roues tourner[beaucoup plus grand que].
The three popular styles of leadership including autocratic leadership style, democratic leadership style and Laissez faire leadership style have been observed and their relationship is explored with organizational citizenship behaviour in three major telecom companies of Pakistan.
Si vous avez peur d'ouvrir les portes de l'Art, celles des libertes totales, laissez le soin aux artistes de le faire ; ils sont la pour ca.
Over half consider a carrier's ability to offer a suite of return to work services as critical or important compared to only 1 in 5 in the Laissez Faire cluster.
Another famous economist of the early 20th century, Yale University's Irving Fisher, wrote in 1907 an article titled "Why Has the Doctrine of Laissez Faire Been Abandoned?
From New York Tunes columnist (and Nobel laureate in Economics) Paul Krugman to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow to dozens of others on TV or the Internet, Hoover is seen as a defender of laissez faire whose dogmatic commitment to small government led him to stand by and do nothing while the economy collapsed in the wake of the stock market crash in 1929.
Wealth, power, and the crisis of laissez faire capitalism.
US financial and investment advisory newsletters publisher Agora Financial unveiled today the purchase of local libertarian book seller Laissez Faire Books (LFB), without providing financial details.
General Secretary John Monks urged the European leaders attending the summit to "stop this policy of laissez faire, laissez passer' and to take expansionary action to prevent a return to mass unemployment".
There are other factors which also determine the dominant leadership style, which are the traits and style, teachers commitments, pass out achievements and never the least is the resources and financial capabilities, these determinants also reflect the adaptations of different leadership style of being autocratic, democratic and laissez faire or the combination of any of these three styles.
The WHO also advises regulatory and policy cooperation between European governments, preventing fast food companies focusing marketing efforts on countries taking a more laissez faire approach on food.
The Depression demanded stronger government action even more urgently, even as the advocates of laissez faire opposed the New Deal.
Everyone's superiors act according to national typecast - the English are particularly snotty about their Scottish underlings' behavior - and only the folks who coined the term laissez faire survive the brief peace relatively unscathed.
Frank's argument gradually moves from the obviously accurate (the class composition of the conservative revolt, which he documents carefully) to the obviously fanciful (the alleged march toward laissez faire).