[ adjective ] with minimally restricted freedom in commerce



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(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

Nevertheless , Prokofieff was much influenced by Paris during the Twenties : the Paris which was the artistic center of the Western World - the social Paris to which Russian aristocracy migrated - the chic Paris which attracted the tourist dollars of rich America - the avant-garde Paris of Diaghileff , Stravinsky , Koussevitzky , Cocteau , Picasso - the laissez-faire Paris of Dadaism and ultramodern art - the Paris sympathique which took young composers to her bosom with such quick and easy enthusiasms .

(Morton A. Kaplan and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach,...)

Particularly was this true as laissez-faire capitalism became the dominant credo of Western society .

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