The answer is "yes". Certainly at Google there are plenty of 40+ employees. At least in NYC, compared to a large bank, Google is a much, much nicer place to work.
This is wrong on so many levels. See this article by Paul Krugman.
It is pretty difficult to imagine what a thing you cannot comprehend is like, and Lem does an outstanding (though still imperfect) job.
If you haven't read this book give it a shot.