NYS GLOBAL STUDIES- You can't find a better lesson in this unit than this- HANDS OFF!! is something my students yell to me 10 years later. Take a desk, and grab it... then push it away and yell- laissez faire. The desk is the economy, your hands are the government. when there is a lot of government control that's a command economy (your hands are on the desk holding on) and when their is little to know government control that is capitalist- LAISSEZ FAIRE! hands off.