And since we're not spoiled, thank you Economist for posting a response on behalf of the millenial generation (you know, the one after generation X). I'm sure one of us would have responded to the egregious attacks in the WSJ but, well, we're "too self-absorbed".
A sampling from the Economist blog post:
Apparently this has translated into young adults who fail to “recognize that status is earned by age and experience”.
As opposed to earning it from, say, talent and accomplishment? After reading the articles, I suspect Zaslow may have confused a declining respect for traditional models of hierarchy with a sense of entitlement, and increasing self-confidence for narcissism. This seems like less of an epidemic than a rise in the general health.