Twilight of the Elites is an interesting book. Hayes writes from a position of well researched erudition in the format of “Silent Spring”. His aim is not to provide solutions but instead to draw attention to what he sees as a problem in modern society. That problem, in his words, is the problem of Meritocracy and it’s ills. More specifically, in my interpretation, his problem is with the implications of multi-generational meritocracy and the different incentive structures that it creates.