But the socially awkward Nash views the laissez faire lush as his foil.
The bourgeoisie was the first to propagate the theory of laissez faire, of dishevelled individualism.
But then we are attacked by the bitter enemies of laissez faire.
In such matters the New Republic will entertain no superstition of laissez faire.
Too strong a line might have worse consequences than a laissez faire attitude.
That doctrine of laissez faire which so often in our history.
For industrialism and speculation the State's guiding maxim was laissez faire.
The Liverpool experiment showed the folly of laissez faire in a matter of this sort.
In his indolent way he had taken this belief on trust, the “laissez faire” policy being well in accordance with his easy nature.
The laissez faire system is as false in the realm of marriage as it is in industry and economics.
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.
French for “Let (people) do (as they choose).” It describes a system or point of view that opposes regulation or interference by the government in economic affairs beyond the minimum necessary to allow the free enterprise system to operate according to its own laws.