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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Laissez-Faire Leadership: according to Bernard Bass, Laissez-Faire leader avoids active leadership role and is regarded as the most passive type of the leadership [10].
End of laissez-faire | Many will be surprised to discover how, by the time of the New Deal and even before World War I, mainstream economists had come to embrace heavy state intervention in the economy.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is lucky to have seen his enterprise built in the laissez-faire sphere in terms of operating environment and valuation.
Is there a relationship between transformational, transactional, and laissez-faire leadership styles and profitability and success of small construction businesses?
Laissez-faire leadership is the avoidance or absence of leadership and is the most inactive as well as most ineffective among all other styles of leadership (Bass, 1998).
The collection's concerns are with the 'disciplines, authorities, and interventions' that were underpinning the transformation of Victorian Britain's laissez-faire economy by the 1850s and 1860s.
As a result, the average American leaves school generally believing that laissez-faire capitalism needs to be restrained and that a benevolent government is working to ensure that consumers, taxpayers, and small entrepreneurs are not being exploited by Big Business.
Their laissez-faire animal husbandry, which resulted in large populations of wild cattle, hogs and horses, raised tricky questions about ownership of animal property.
Governmental actions have ranged widely, depending on the political climate, from laissez-faire to inflexible regulation.
relative laissez-faire," and that "Christian Reconstructionists go even further, abandoning most economic regulation in order to prepare the moral framework for God's return," politicians have always employed theological rhetoric as a means of developing or expanding popular support for their international and domestic agendas.
Idaho straddles the Rocky Mountains and is a popular destination for skiing and hiking, yet laissez-faire land use policies encouraging piecemeal development often conspire to take the edge off that wilderness moment.
What with the furore over Westminster Culture Minister Tessa Jowell and her laissez-faire attitude to personal accounting, word reaches Wales on Sunday of at least one Welsh Conservative MP whose wife hoards cash in an offshore bank account.
But she blends laissez-faire with government intervention.
Haven't you developed a laissez-faire attitude about anything Steve Young might have to say these days on TV?
Perhaps only an artist with his oddly laissez-faire view of representation would devote so much attention to illustrating its power.