Who's going to explain Padraig to Hayek? I mean it's only fair.
right, I see where the confusion is arisingYes it does, Hayek does talk about this. But Padraig also said he and Friedman were hostile to personal freedom.
what I would agree with is that the word "neoliberalism" itself is often nebulous and poorly defined - are ordoliberals are actually neoliberals? who really knows - but whatever you want to call it and whatever boundaries you want to place on it, it's possible to denote certain economic ideas beginning with Carl Menger on thru Mises and Hayek to Friedman et al to current ppl like Tyler Cowen or whoever, centered on a fundamentalist belief that the market is the greatest processor of information and so to promote the freedom of the market is the ultimate good.
@craner if you want me to spare you a dump truck of quotations I'll grant you reprieve, but only if you retract your original claim that I, yunno, had no idea what the fuck I was talking about. without that, I'll have to go forward. indeed you are, as the saying goes "free to choose".