Citations:laissez faire

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English citations of laissez faire

  • English noun
    • (economics)
      • That 'Laissez-faire,' 'Supply-and-demand,' 'Cash-payment for the sole nexus,' and so forth, were not, are not, and will never be, a practicable Law of Union for a Society of Men.
        Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, ch. 6, Hero-Worship
  • English adjective
    • (economics)
      • State capitalism rather than laissez-faire capitalism is the primary source of the moral failings which are now the object of populist anger that is being fueled, ironically, by the very politicians who were the chief culprits in stoking the house-price bubble that caused the financial crisis.
        Charles K. Rowley and Nathanael Smith, Economic Contractions in the United States, p. 61, 2009.