The intent of your article is noble–you describe an ideal world in which hiring managers have a need and fill that need with the most qualified human with the appropriate skills.
The real world application of that ideal is that many hiring managers in the USA now base their culture on third-world values and “old world” mores.
Most managers hire non-threatening subordinates who will follow orders, not question them, fit in their “age culture” and are quiet.
Hiring to fit in a group budget is often more important than most other questions–cheaper-paid people are better workers (business loves cheap labor).
It’s not what you know or who you know, it’s who likes you.
Hiring managers from underdeveloped countries follow cultural mores from those cultures.
A lot of people will not agree that this is happening, especially those who will tell you that there are plenty of jobs out there.
But, this definitely seems to be the case based on my experience, and it violates every equal opportunity law and belief that we have as Americans.