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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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Laissez faire leadership style is distinct from both Theory X and Theory Y.
The literature review reveals that most of the studies regarding OCB and leadership styles have been conducted using transformational, transactional and laissez faire leadership style (Kamisan and King, 2013; Podsakoff et al.
Warren Harding's more genuine commitment to laissez faire, Hoover began one 1921 conference with a call to "do something" rather than nothing.
The real lesson from Hoover's career is the failure of intervention, not his supposed laissez faire.
Laissez Faire also publishes a book list and review guide through which its 100,000-plus customers may browse and order books on libertarian thought.
Since the acquisition by Agora Financial in late 2010, Laissez Faire Books has developed a plan to pick up where the company left off in the mid-90s.
The combination of Agora Financial, LLC and Laissez Faire Books will bond both franchises and extend the outreach to a wider audience.
It's not just allowing laissez faire to completely control it.
To restructure, the Company has dividend the Common Stock of its four subsidiaries, Whistett Oil, Texas - Nevada Oil & Gas, Med-X and the Laissez Faire Group, to the shareholders.
He attempts to reinvigorate the political theory of laissez faire "not by restating its narrow anti-fraud conception, but by expanding it to accommodate hold-out and coordination problems.
At other times, he seems to be speaking to modern critics of laissez faire in an attempt to convince them that libertarian philosophy is robust, practical, and desirable.
The earlier practice of cinematic laissez faire was portrayed as financially unstable and irresponsible.
Meanwhile, the closest approximation to actually existing laissez faire, Hong Kong, is about to be swallowed by Communist China.
The traditional accounts of laissez faire and the welfare state have basically said that those are the only two viable alternatives that somebody can describe.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, he declares: "Not to be confused by the facts, laissez faire theologians tenaciously point to consumer savings and declare victory.