I think we peaked a few generations ago.
I'm part of this new generation mind you, in my mid-twenties, but I'm constantly blown away by how entitled they are. They want and want, but don't want to work to get where they're going.
That piss-poor work ethic, combined with this cynical attitude towards everything makes me think that it's just a matter of time before we're England.
But then again, we didn't start the fire, so who knows.