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lais·sez faire

also lais·ser faire  (lĕs′ā fâr′, lā′zā)
n.
1. An economic doctrine that opposes governmental regulation of or interference in commerce beyond the minimum necessary for a free-enterprise system to operate according to its own economic laws.
2. Noninterference in the affairs of others.

[French : laissez, second person pl. imperative of laisser, to let, allow + faire, to do.]

lais′sez-faire′ adj.

laissez-faire

The doctrine of leaving economic activity to market forces free of government interference.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.laissez-faire - with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
capitalistic, capitalist - favoring or practicing capitalism

laissez-faire

laisser-faire
noun nonintervention, free trade, individualism, free enterprise, live and let live the doctrine of laissez-faire and unbridled individualism
Translations

laissez-faire

[ˌleɪseɪˈfɛər ˌlɛseɪˈfɛər]
nlaisser-faire m
modif [policy, approach] → de laisser-faire

laissez-faire

adj (Econ) → Laisser-faire-; (fig)leger, lax; laissez-faire economicsLaisser-faire-Wirtschaftspolitik f

laissez-faire

[ˌlɛseɪˈfɛəʳ]
1. nliberismo
2. adjliberistico/a
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Nueva estructura axiologica que se distinguio por cancelar los valores del antiguo "Estado del bienestar" nacional generado a partir de la Revolucion de 1910, e introducir las mentalidades y sentimientos del "Estado neoliberal" que mantiene como centro de grave dad el laissez faire, laissez passer del proyecto de acumulacion ampliada en el campo de la comunicacion, la cultura, la conciencia y el espiritu.
Revel reminds the reader that while the words "laissez faire, laissez passer" are synonymous with free trade and free enterprise, "they are imperatives with an active connotation, quite unlike the indifferent apathy of a substantivized infinitive linked by a hyphen.
General Secretary John Monks urged the European leaders attending the summit to "stop this policy of laissez faire, laissez passer' and to take expansionary action to prevent a return to mass unemployment".