It was written by Mark Hayes, a self-described "over-educated ex-grad student turned freelancer living in Brooklyn."
I agree with most of the commentators that objected to this article. I myself find it hard to see any GOOD in it! I think the following response, copied from above is quite appropriate,
"This reads more like a (very bad) VICE article than anything that belongs on GOOD. The content is the predictable caricature of a done to death narrative: the whiny "over-educated" hipster apologizing for the country where he was born... and still lives. What is noteworthy is that an Editor at GOOD let this be posted to the site. Take it down. Let him post it in some dark, sad corner of the web. Protect the GOOD of your brand."