laissez-faire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj laissez-faire with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n laissez-faire Same as laisser-faire.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Laissez-faire lās′ā-fār′ a letting alone, a general principle of non-interference with the free action of the individual: the let-alone principle in government, business, &c
    • Laissez-faire Also Laiss′er-faire′
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Usage

In literature:

She is quite unprincipled; her philosophy is carpe diem for herself and laissez faire for others.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The attempts to rehabilitate Faith in the form of the Individualist's LAISSEZ FAIRE never won upon me.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
Plato is aware that laissez faire is an important element of government.
"The Republic" by Plato
But 'laissez-faire' is not the best but only the second best.
"Statesman" by Plato
Cowperwood's laissez-faire attitude had permeated and colored her mind completely.
"The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser
LAISSEZ FAIRE A DON ANTOINE, Leave that to Don Antonio.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Laissez-moi faire, Mademoiselle, and be tranquille!
"Minna von Barnhelm" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
The laissez faire doctrine of economic life was good form in those days.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
The period of laissez faire in imperial matters, of Little Englandism, drew to a close in the early eighties.
"The Canadian Dominion" by Oscar D. Skelton
Bertie's philosophy was the essence of laissez-faire.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
The laissez faire School was certainly the more logical of the two.
"The Roman and the Teuton A Series of Lectures delivered before the University of Cambridge" by Charles Kingsley
Certainly not by idleness, inefficiency, an easy policy of laissez faire.
"Mobilizing Woman-Power" by Harriot Stanton Blatch
I can never again be surprised at Russian "laissez faire," or want of push and energy.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Laissez-faire and much else being once well dead, how many 'impossibles' will become possible!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The Natural History of the Laissez-Faire Theory in Economics and Politics.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The old laissez-faire policy of Sir Robert Walpole was giving way to a closer scrutiny of colonial affairs.
"Give Me Liberty" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Liberty and Laissez faire, the men of genius, and the men born to command.
"Cannibals all!" by George Fitzhugh
See especially Jacob Viner's "Adam Smith and Laissez-Faire," pp.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
What she has is civilization and the eastern spirit of laissez-faire.
"Abroad at Home" by Julian Street
In our time this notion has been perpetuated in connection with a laissez-faire social philosophy and the theory of evolution.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey
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In news:

But Japan needs an approach that strikes a balance between authoritarian takeover and laissez-faire makeover.
Laissez-Faire Meets the Oil Spill.
Laissez-Faire Capitalism Has Failed.
When laissez-faire economists believe in God, they are usually certain that he is one of them.
They believe that Catholic doctrine can be interpreted in such a way as to legitimize laissez-faire capitalism.
The Champion of Midtown Laissez-Faire .
It's his skewed perspective and sarcasm that turns what can read as depressing accounts of being raised by laissez-faire hippy parents in 1970s North Hollywood into giggly stuff.
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky just unveiled legislation that would add muscle to the state's efforts to rein in ticket scalping — although that would be easy to do, considering that the state's current attitude is essentially laissez-faire.
The US needs stronger unions, a manufacturing surge, and less laissez-faire.
State capitalism is posing a serious challenge to laissez faire capitalism and should not be ignored, says Joshua Kurlantzick in Bloomberg Businessweek.
With promises of tax breaks and a laissez-faire approach.
The county's laissez-faire approach to the library.
Dec 20, 2010 (Morning Edition) — Founding Father Robert Morris was a laissez-faire capitalist and subject of perhaps the first American congressional inquiry.
These days it seems like you can't throw a rock in Aledo without hitting a proponent of free markets, laissez faire, and the notion that it's every man, woman, and child for him- or herself.
Despite being a laissez faire independent, Robideaux has also shown he's not afraid to step into the fray.
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In science:

The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) was first developed by Eugene Fama in his Ph.D. thesis and rapidly spread among leading economists, who used it as an argument to promote laissez-faire policies.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
However, as others have noted, there is resistance to this idea, as there is to any move to promote standards in a laissez-faire environment.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
To anticipate one conclusion of the following, it does not appear to be the case that an objective reading of the mathematical theory of neoclassical economics provides an argument for laissez-faire economics over a mixed economy or for limiting regulation of financial markets.
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
Might not there be wisdom in choosing to be a bit less affluent but more stable? • It is sometimes claimed that one can deduce from this formulation that maximal utility (ie Pareto efficiency) is achieved by a pure laissez-faire market economy, without intervention by the state13 .
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
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