Neoliberalism and anarchism are in many ways contrary views. But upon closer inspection they share many theoretical features. Like many enlightenment philosophies, neither serieously question the truth of individualism.
Defenders of the status quo will relish the chance to score what they think will be an easy point against objectors and social critics. In the case of genuine objections and criticisms, this sort of lowly point-scoring merely backfires upon its user.
Buddhism is seen as a religion of peace and spirituality. Renouncing the illusions of political life, its adherents strive to eliminate suffering. History tells a different story, however.
Mahāyāna Buddhists believe that there are not ultimate distinctions between one person and the next. Liberals, on the other hand, believe that persons are fundamentally separate. Buddhists apparently deny what liberals seems to affirm; namely, the separateness of persons. How can these views be compatible?