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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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Warren Harding's more genuine commitment to laissez faire, Hoover began one 1921 conference with a call to "do something" rather than nothing.
And under the imperatives of the K Street Project, it took them just five to abandon their belief in laissez faire to support a corrupt business-government partnership bearing striking resemblance to feudalism.
Contrariwise, Humanists reject the utopian, statist, and authoritarian social control of communist societies as much as they reject the radical individualism of laissez faire capitalism and Social Darwinism (finding it inherently sociopathic).
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.
Despite its professed devotion to laissez faire and its tiny national bureaucracy, Britain was a strong state slowly extending its reach at mid-century by regulating, recommending, and requiring.
Opponents of laissez-faire charge that this philosophy is fundamentally asocial and that laissez faire advocates treat social factors merely as excuses for poor performance at the marketplace.
The state's action should go a long way towards providing structure to what has been a laissez faire industry," said John Squadrito, founder of Massapequa Park-based Brofco Mortgage Corp.
Instead, we have the White House stubbornly clinging to its version of voo-doo economics, a laissez faire policy that is making our airlines walk the plank one company at a time.
BALTIMORE -- Addison Wiggin, Executive Publisher of Agora Financial today announced the acquisition of Laissez Faire Books (LFB), the country's premier Libertarian bookseller.
Although most would dispute the idea that laissez faire has been completely restored on a practical level, few would argue against its primacy as an economic ideology used extensively in making policy.
He and his longtime partner, Teller, are taking advantage of the laissez faire world of premium cable, where they appear on the brilliant Showtime series Bullshit