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1usually as modifier A policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.
- ‘Bullen was the beneficiary of the laissez-faire defending, this time playing in Crawford at the edge of the box.’
- ‘At this meeting I was told that council's allocation of priorities is heavily influenced by the apathetic and laissez-faire local attitudes.’
- ‘That doesn't mean advocating a policy of laissez-faire; it means helping all people to work together for their common good.’
- ‘A positive relationship between the state and media goes beyond pure laissez-faire to nourishing an independent and pluralistic mediascape.’
- ‘Day 6, I was filled with fantasies of my new child-free life, a life of travel, financial laissez-faire, and total dominion over my own space.’
- ‘And it's not just the fact that the Canadians are more laissez-faire than their neighbours; they also have the conditions in which adrenaline junkies thrive.’
- ‘The government's response to all this, apart from prohibiting exploitation from middlemen, has been to adopt a laissez-faire policy.’
- ‘David J. Hanson, a retired professor from nearby Syracuse University, has studied youth drinking and likes Montreal's laissez-faire policies.’
- ‘It's true that the magazine abides under a very loose ideology of laissez-faire, and just how laissez-faire we have begun to see recently.’
- ‘What would laissez-faire in electricity supply look like?’
- ‘To many, the modern rock festival has evolved into a well-oiled commercial machine, far removed from the laissez-faire hippy idealism of its infancy.’
- ‘It all sounds very laissez-faire, but in fact Wright is a little more disciplined than he makes out.’
- ‘For the past generation, this laissez-faire perspective has dominated American social-welfare policy.’
- ‘For example, the hunting of musk-oxen was banned at the end of World War I, but generally policy was laissez-faire.’
- ‘Others have come to take their place, presumably attracted by the free mooring facilities and the council's laissez-faire policy.’
- ‘I just want to sit and talk, which would be dangerously laissez-faire for an interview.’
- ‘My father, who was a bit more laissez-faire, allowed me to have a little fringe.’
- ‘I do favor increased levels of immigration, but not laissez-faire.’
- ‘Very laissez-faire, this attitude to religion in Japan, as I feel I may have written somewhere before, but it just seems something that they do very well here so it is worth noting again.’
- ‘Nowadays, adults, particularly in the upper middle classes, are less laissez-faire about children's social lives.’
- 1.1Economics Abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market.as modifier ‘laissez-faire capitalism’
free enterprise, private enterprise, free trade, individualism, non-intervention, free-market capitalism, private ownership, market forces, deregulationView synonyms
- ‘What the lefties are referring to is economic liberalism, with its laissez-faire, free market principles.’
- ‘The laissez-faire philosophy of competitive capitalism translated into untold misery for the laboring classes in industrial cities.’
- ‘The gold standard became a panacea particularly for proponents of laissez-faire economic policy.’
- ‘The original Western nineteenth-century route to modernization was associated with laissez-faire capitalism, individualism, and democracy.’
- ‘In all of his complaining about laissez-faire and the free market, Polanyi somehow overlooks probably the single most important aspect of this system: freedom.’
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