An example of laissez faire are the economic policies held by capitalist countries.
An example of laissez faire is when a homeowner is allowed to plant whatever they want to grow in their front yard without having to get permission from their city.
The Senator claims to be laissez faire, but he voted in favor of the subsidies.
The price ceiling was well below the laissez faire price that demand would have supported, so there were always shortages.
Origin of laissez-faire
- French laissez second person pl. imperative of laisser to let, allow faire to do
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French laissez faire (“leave it be", literally "let do”)