Excellent article with a number of turns of phrases that I might have come up with, or in some cases have stated before (i.e. "nation of paper pushers), perhaps because the author arrived at all of the same conclusions.
I'm telling you, a great convergence is occurring post-boomer-mortem:
Baby Boomers, the Shallowest Generation.
Past U.S. generations invented the airplane; invented the automobile; discovered penicillin; and built the Interstate highway system. The Baby Boom generation has invented credit default swaps; mortgage backed securities; the fast food drive thru window; discovered the cure for erectile dysfunction; and built bridges to nowhere. No wonder we’re in so much trouble.