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You answered nothing except

You answered nothing except why it's a bad idea to post replies while stoned.

Neoliberalism is a primarily an economic philosophy and is defined as such while modern liberalism is a social philosophy. This is why they are not synonyms. Again, know what you're talking about.

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/neoliberalism.asp#axzz2B...

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Modern+liberalism

A modicum of research would show you this, DUDE. Granted that would mean putting the bong down.

Additional info on why Dr. Paul's economic policy can be considered neoliberal:

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=376

http://aotcpress.com/articles/neoliberalism/