Doctrine that a government should not interfere with business and economic affairs.
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In economics, laisser-faire is a term applied to the theory that a public authority should interfere in the concerns of a community as little as possible; that wealth tends to be produced most amply and economically where a government leaves individuals free to produce and transfer on mutually arran...
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The term "laissez-faire" is used to describe an economic system where the government intervene as little as possible and leave the private sector to organise most economic activity through markets. Classical economists were great advocates of a laissez-faire system with minimal government ...
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Theory that the state should not intervene in economic affairs, except to break up a monopoly. The phrase originated with the Physiocrats, 18th-century French economists whose maxim was laissez...
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Lais`sez' faire' [ French, let alone.] Noninterference; -- an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire ;
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Noninterference; an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc, by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez faire system government. ... Origin: F, let alone. ... Source: Web...
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This French phrase is used by economists to describe a non-interventionist Government policy. :: Department of Health & Children (8th Edition)
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A government policy posture of letting market processes proceed without intervention or regulation. Often implies tolerance of monopoly.
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• Noninterference; -- an axiom of some political economists, deprecating interference of government by attempts to foster or regulate commerce, manufactures, etc., by bounty or by restriction; as, the doctrine of laissez faire; the laissez faire system government.
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Free enterprise. The doctrine or system of government non-interference in the economy except as necessary to maintain economic freedom. Includes free trade.
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(French: `allow to do`), policy of minimum governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society. The origin of the term is ... [16 related articles]
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In economics, laissez-faire (En-us-laissez-faire.ogg, laissez-faire.ogg) is an environment in which transactions between private parties are free from state intervention, including regulations, taxes, tariffs and enforced monopolies. The phrase laissez-faire is French and literally means "let do", ...
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The non-intervention of the state in the economy.
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laissez-faire (les"ā fâr') [Fr.,=leave alone], in economics and politics, doctrine that an economic system functions best when there is no interference by government. It is based on the belief that the natural economic order tends, when undisturbed by artificial stimulus or regula...
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the theory that government should not interfere in the direction of economic affairs.
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