Martin O'Donnell responds to this Michael Wesley post:

Regarding Michael Wesley's keynote address to the University Australia Conference — which I found a very enlightening read — I was reminded of two other pieces I had come across earlier this month. One was a radio interview with Peter Martin, in which many similar, hard to qualify issues regarding a kind of modern Western middle class contentment, resulting in a lack of social vigour, are discussed.

The second was an article regarding the very low levels of unemployment among Chinese immigrants living in Spain, although it's relationship to your argument is a tad superficial, it does seem to exemplify, on a somewhat shallow level, these same arguments.