ROBERT WRIGHT

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Review: A Generation of Sociopaths

A Generation of Sociopaths is Bruce Cannon Gibney's rollicking rampage through the golden fields of the Boomers.  Gibney is a Gen X lawyer and one-time hedge-fund wiz-kid, and like many in his birth cohort, he's fed up with having to mop up the messes of his hippy elders.  "Boomers divorced, borrowed, ate, and spent improvidently, relative to their parents and their children at comparable ages," says he.  "Me first and damn the consequences—that’s the sociopathic motto."  Ouch.  Gibney claims not to want to "sentence Boomers to some sort of maximum-security retirement home."  But one does wonder.