laissez-faire

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laissez-faire

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  1. Laissez-faire is a French term meaning 'leave it alone'. It refers to a social, political and economic idea where people make their own decisions. Government is organised on a low-tax basis, and does less.
    In Ayn Rand's novels, people do better under laissez-faire government.