laissez-faire[ les-ey-fair; French le-sey-fer ]SEE DEFINITION OF laissez-faire
Synonyms for laissez-faire
- do-nothing policy
- for the most
- free enterprise
- free hand
- laisser aller
- laisser passer
- laissez faire
- let-alone policy
- live and let live
- part unrestrained by law free trade
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAISSEZ-FAIRE
But 'laissez-faire' is not the best but only the second best.
I do not think that success in this struggle will come through the policy of laissez-faire.
Indeed, in that sense, there never has been any laissez-faire school.
The doctrine of Laissez-Faire is the sinew of her policy toward the European states.
Glaubmann flapped his right hand in a gesture of laissez-faire.
Laissez-faire, Supply-and-demand,—one begins to be weary of all that.
Why has the laissez-faire theory in economics been largely abandoned?
It was born of steam-driven machinery and conceived in laissez-faire.
He charged it with inspiring the inhumanity and anarchy of the laissez-faire economy.
She grew more and more to advocate the laissez-faire system.
laissez faire, 1822, French, literally "let (people) do (as they think best)," from laissez, imperative of laisser "to let, to leave" (from Latin laxare, from laxus "loose;" see lax) + faire "to do" (from Latin facere; see factitious). From the phrase laissez faire et laissez passer, motto of certain 18c. French economists, chosen to express the ideal of government non-interference in business and industry.