laissez-faire

[ les-ey-fair; French le-sey-fer ]SEE DEFINITION OF laissez-faire
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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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