I don't know what laissez-faire philosophy means, and correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Handler have alot of adults just let the kids have bad things happen to them. Jerome, Hector, etc. Could that be laissez-faire philosophy? I thinks someone at this forum once told me it means "let it be" in French or something.
That is correct; laissez-faire philosophy is a policy of non-interference and letting things take their natural course. Jerome, Hector, Mr. Poe and others could be accused of practicing the philosophy, due to their tendency not to do anything helpful (although Hector turned himself around at the end of TVV).