When you hear somebody talk about the bleak times sweeping our country, you pretty much know that you’re listening to a liberal, or some other member of the old elite. Some of us are feeling sorta okay.

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds has a new book, “An Army of Davids : How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths,” which deals with the depression of the old elites. He previews the book’s theme in a piece on Tech Central Station:

“And with the Davids getting more powerful, it’s no surprise that the Goliaths are depressed. No doubt buggy-whip makers felt similar emotions at the birth of the automobile.

“But while the members and hangers-on of yesterday’s power structures are mulling their reduced prospects, ordinary people seem to be doing pretty well, as the economy continues to boom, small businesses to form, and new kinds of enterprises take off. We certainly don’t view government with the same awe we felt before Watergate broke, or journalism with the same respect it had before Dan Rather struck, but all available evidence suggests that it was our earlier attitudes that were misinformed.”