Although Sheryl Sandberg's manifesto, Lean In, was just published Monday, it already is generating a torrent of debate -- much of it among female professionals who complain they feel left out of Sandberg's vision of success in the corporate world.
The recession hit men hardest, and women are doing better in the recovery, too. But the popular idea that the era of the female-dominated economy is at hand is distracting us from a deeply disturbing trend: Women's apparent gains are camouflaging a massive decline for workers of both genders.
There's a dearth of women on the Forbes list of billionaires, but does that mean women are to be pitied for lack of opportunity? The latest wave of feminism says, No, since money truly doesn't buy happiness, women who "live joyously with little money" have the game of life figured out.