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Laissez-faire essay

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wta's picture
Joined: Oct 2005
Laissez-faire essay

I have an essay to do, it is due on monday and I would like some help about where to find information about it, or just direct information.

To what extent and for what reasons did the policies of the government from 1865-1900 violate the policies of laissez-faire, which advocated minimal governmental intervention in the economy? consider with specific reference to the following areas of policy: railroad land grants, control of interstate commerce, and anti trust activities.


ohm713's picture
Joined: Oct 2005

Well, I suggest you first to know the definition of laissez-faire. And then, think about what connections each policy that is given there has.

Control of interstate commerce and anti trust activities violated the laissez-faire because they were the governemnt's policy.!!

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Joined: Aug 2005

wat does Laissez faire mean?

pianogirl2422's picture
Joined: Mar 2005

Literally "let do, let pass". Basically it's a phrase for a more "hands off" government.

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