See rules-oriented trade policy. The term originated in a French idiom essentially meaning "hands-off."
Leave alone, let proceed. French expression made popular by Adam Smith, and used to describe a theory that free trade promotes a better business climate than government controls.
a belief that government should stay out of most areas in American life.
the theory that government should keep its hands off the economy
The policy that the government should leave the market to its own devices and should not interfere with the economy.
the belief that the economy works best when the state does not interfere.
The government does not interfere in the economic system.
The opinion that an economic system should be driven by free market forces, not government intervention. see also invisible hand.
A policy that first appeared during as a retaliation to mercantilism. It is a belief that states that the government shouldn't interfere in industrial monetary affairs. It favors capitalist self-interest, competition, and customer preference.
with minimally restricted freedom in commerce
Absence of proper leadership or leadership which lets people do what they want to do.
The theory that government should have as little influence as possible in the nation's economy.... read full article
The doctrine or system of government non-interference in the economy except as necessary to maintain economic freedom. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were great believers in laissez-faire economics.
French phrase meaning "leave alone." In economics and politics, a doctrine that the economic system functions best when there is no interference by government.
A policy of minimal governmental involvement in an economy. Generally equated with free and unrestricted trade.
A term used to describe minimal governmental involvement in an economy, allowing market forces and individuals to make their own decisions, with little or no regulation.
Status quo, leaving the status of the matter alone, and choosing not to act in a manner to change it.
( french) philosophical policy of tolerance toward and non-interference with other's affairs
"Let it alone" -- the idea that the economy functions best when there is minimal interference from government.
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 intervention. They believed free markets were the best organisers of economic activity.
Laissez-faire means literally "to let alone." The phrase is commonly used to refer to a policy of no governmental interference in the economy or one's personal pursuit of material wealth. In practice, it opposes governmental regulation, but has no quarrel with government promotion of, or aid to, economic development.
Laissez-faire or laisser-faire is short for laissez faire, laissez aller, laissez passer, a French phrase meaning "let do, let go, let pass." From the French diction first used by the eighteenth century physiocrats as an injunction against government interference with trade, it became used as a synonym for strict free market economics during the early and mid-19th century. It is generally understood to be a doctrine that maintains that private initiative and production are best to roam free, opposing economic interventionism and taxation by the state beyond that which is perceived to be necessary to maintain peace, security, and property rights.