laissez-faireism


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laissez-faireism

the economic doctrine that the government should intervene as little as possible in economic affairs. — laissez-faireist, n., adj.
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In keeping with this preoccupation with the "pressure of ideas," the companion volume explains the transition from laissez-faireism to collectivism in the late Victorian period in terms of an enlarged compassion towards the poor, a moral yet unsentimental "Religion of Humanity," common to philanthropists, investigators and reformers across the political spectrum.