The best example is that of the US, which is increasingly adopting protectionist measures that discriminate against foreign firms. This use of interventionist measures to strengthen national players by discriminating in their favour is often interpreted as a retreat from neoliberalism. Neoliberalism, in this view, is defined as an adherence to market fundamentalism, in which the market, or “free economic exchange”, is presented as the most efficient economic mechanism. It privileges markets and reduces intervention by the state to a minimum.
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