The second reason the government has adopted such a laissez-faire attitude toward drug producers is an economic one.
Given the distrust the military has for the press, it is surprising to see how laissez-faire the general is with Hastings.
Such a triumph of laissez-faire ideology gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “the marketplace of ideas.”
Compare Inside Job with Capitalism, Michael Moore's entertaining polemic on the broader sins of laissez-faire economics.
In laissez-faire Nevada, anything goes: except sexual hypocrisy and casino-tainted politicians.
It is the stage of unhampered egoism, of laissez-faire applied to morals.
laissez-faire, Supply-and-demand,—one begins to be weary of all that.
So ran the arguments of those early American advocates of laissez-faire.
But 'laissez-faire' is not the best but only the second best.
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.