What is Neoliberalism?

Howie Klein’s Down With Tyranny has an excellent piece today on the history of the term “Neoliberalism” and how it has insinuated itself into the Democratic party. Gaius Publicus over there writes:

Ask people to define “neoliberalism,” even if they’ve heard of it, and almost no one can. Yet the comparison of our governing ideology to that of the Soviet Union’s is a good one — like “communism,” or the Soviet Union’s version of it, neoliberalism defines and controls almost everything our government does, no matter which party is in office. The Birth of Neoliberalism What is neoliberalism and where did it come from?

Source: DownWithTyranny!