32. "The French just don't care about anything, They've even got a phrase for it - laissez-faire. That means why bother? Just let everything alone!"

     "Laissez-faire" is the name for a philosophy of economics. It means "let alone" - let the economy run by itself, by the laws of supply and demand, without governmental interference or protection.

     The whole system we call capitalism, or free enterprise, rests on the idea of laissez-faire.