laissez-faire

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laissez-faire

 
1. the principle that businesses should not be controlled by the government The previous government had a policy of laissez-faire, whereas this government wants a closer partnership with industry.
2. the wish not to control people or not to become involved in their actions There are no effective laws to protect women from abusive husbands. An attitude of laissez-faire prevails.
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Je n'en sais rien--ne vous laissez pas aller a de vives impressions--voila tout.
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.
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.
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).
Ayn Rand's Objectivism, which includes an advocacy of laissez faire capitalism, is also nontheistic.
Laissez Faire Books may be new to Arkansas, but its director isn't.
also exports its laissez faire, market-driven policies worldwide through the rapacious triumverate of IMF, WTO and the World Bank.
Laissez faire economists argued that a natural harmony of interests would enable egotistical economic action to serve the common good.
Popes Leo XIII and Pius XI both decried "economic imperialism" that resulted from laissez faire capitalism's tendency to concentrate wealth in the hands of a few, and the U.
It even became notable enough as a song that contemporary poetry collections published new texts modeled on it under the rubric "chanson nouvelle sur le chant Laissez la verde couleur.