Elizabeth Wurtzel and the Illusion of Gen-X Success [Gina Bellafante/The New York Times]

Elizabeth Wurtzel, author of "Prozac Nation," who died of cancer this week at 52, was a bellwether for a generation who found they could no longer make a living doing creative work.

It's not just creative people. Everybody's struggling now, except for the people whose job it is to move money around. And even they're unhappy and scared of getting thrown off the boat.