Links Laing to RAND corp game theory??? And neoliberalism??? Really?
Views them all as destructive of traditional institutions (family etc) and replacing them with selfishness as exemplified by game theory.
Can't quite say if that's a big misunderstanding or not. Game theory does not advocate selfishness, it aims to describe it.
Here's my take: self-interestedness at some level has to be true, it;s the basis for life. But there's a big difference between this largely unconscious self-interest and "conscious purpose" as Gregory Bateson called it.
Some stuff around the 30 minute mark on the relationship of selfishness, public goals, altruism.
42 minute mark tells a story about evil psychiatrists basing diagnostic categories on observables behaviors... sorry this is too irrationalist for me, what's wrong with that exactly?
OK, very interesting theory about the spread of theories of rational self interest. Not quite sure how Laing fits in, but very relevant to my own project.