The American Century has become the Business Century.

Two World Wars reduced politics to rubble, giving rise to
government-by-focus-group. Art and culture have ground to a
halt.
Religion and science are locked in a futile struggle.
Capitalism "won." Our colleagues are our families, and we
increasingly find meaning in work. Like David Mamet says,
Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. Nothing else
matters.

 

exerpt from TheStreet.com
May 10, 1999