Actually, this theory is proposed by Stanley Bing, who writes about business matters. He is a regular columnist for Fortune Magazine and currently has an article entitled "Great Questions of Our Age". In this article, he questions where the workers are at highway construction sites, why martinis are smaller, whether cops cause traffic jams, cell phone behavior, etc.
If you regard business writers as dry and unentertaining, then you haven't read anything by Stanley Bing. He also has written several books including:
- Throwing the Elephant
- Zen and the Art of Managing Up
- What Would Machiavelli Do? The Ends Justify the Meanness