In an era when government oversight was almost nonexistent and laissez-faire capitalism was in its heyday, Kennedy excelled.
Given the distrust the military has for the press, it is surprising to see how laissez-faire the general is with Hastings.
In laissez-faire Nevada, anything goes: except sexual hypocrisy and casino-tainted politicians.
The laissez-faire attitude toward regulation that contributed to the meltdown on Wall Street?
The second reason the government has adopted such a laissez-faire attitude toward drug producers is an economic one.
It is the stage of unhampered egoism, of laissez-faire applied to morals.
But 'laissez-faire' is not the best but only the second best.
So ran the arguments of those early American advocates of laissez-faire.
laissez-faire, Supply-and-demand,—one begins to be weary of all that.
laissez-faire and much else being once well dead, how many 'impossibles' will become possible!
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.