The leftist tracts on “neoliberialism” are full of it.
Hayek is perhaps the most outstanding critic of the “homo economicus” idea among all mainstream economists — criticisms which had virtually no influence within the Chicago school of economics. But from Aihwa Ong, professor of Anthropology at UC-Berkeley, we get this:
“At the center of Hayek’s neoliberalism is homo economicus, an instrumentalist figure forged in the effervescent conditions of market competition. Hayek’s ideas influenced Milton Friedman and Gary Becker .. “
That is from page 10 of Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty. The book is published by a university press, presumably on the recommendation of peer review. And it is BS, not competent scholarship — something all too common in the academic literature when the topic is Friedrich Hayek and his ideas.