Well, Haiti most certainly had a “laissez faire” attitude towards their environment, regardless of type of government. As well documented, their governmental institutions and blind acceptance of capitalism was directly influenced by the nascent USA next door. It would appear it is you who is abscribing political meaning to my use of “laissez faire” given the context with which I obviously wrote it. Not surprisingly, you didn’t answer my question either. BTW, I find your comments interesting, but tinged more than just a bit with their own utopian (Ayn Randish) fantasy.