Latest Laissez-faire Stories

2011-05-04 16:55:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 50 years after Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged debuted as a controversial New York Times bestseller, the novel again is at the top of the charts. USA Today and Amazon recorded large sales spikes with the theatrical release of Atlas Shrugged Part 1. Critics -- including most liberals and even many conservatives -- have damned the film and the novel, while audiences have loved both. Among the book's diverse fans are Alan Greenspan, Angelina Jolie,...

2009-11-03 14:01:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when pundits, politicians and some world leaders are proclaiming the death of "laissez faire" and free enterprise, a new book from STEVE FORBES asserts that capitalism -- economic freedom -- is the real way to revive the economy. HOW CAPITALISM WILL SAVE US: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy (Crown Business; November 3, 2009), by STEVE FORBES, editor of Forbes Media and one of the nation's best-known economic...

2009-06-23 10:26:00

WICHITA, Kansas, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued as a statement by Charles Koch, Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc. A short time ago, I wrote "we could be facing the greatest loss of liberty and prosperity since the 1930s." Sad to say, that prediction is coming true. We now know the U.S. economy has been in recession for more than a year. Most of the world's economies are suffering too, with no end in sight. When trying to overcome such dire economic...

2009-03-07 07:57:13

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says he wants international standards to limit the pay of bankers and an end to a culture of short-term bonuses. Speaking Friday at the Scottish Labor Party conference in Dundee, Brown said free markets need morality and claimed his plan for a global new deal, which includes new rules on banking regulation, is finding a warm reception among world leaders, The Daily Telegraph reported. Only government can make the markets work in the public interest and not...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'