neoliberalism is just largely a return to liberalism; the idea that govt’s role is to help business, that markets can be used as a force for good

maybe best exemplified by thatcher, reagan, greenspan, clinton; the support of “free trade” agreements like NAFTA and TPP or organizations like the IMF or WTO; opposition to people like ralph nader in the 1970s; concepts like “the marketplace of ideas” or “soft power”; in short, everything is a market and the experts should decide the best policies to help the market