We love horror because death is so close to life. If the unspeakable didn't happen we wouldn't be aware that we were alive. That's the most persuasive argument Eric G. Wilson presents in his new book for our preoccupation with disasters. That book is "Everyone Loves A Good Train Wreck - Why We Can't Look Away."
That explains plenty, doesn't it. Clearly, the poignant situation of jobless JDs with $100K debt is an old story. Its shelf life should have expired about two years ago. Yet, there it is still taking up plenty of shelf space in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and the media properties under the umbrella of Law.com.
If Wilson is correct, then we can anticipate many more detailed articles about the plight of unemployed and underemployed lawyers. The funny thing is that we will probably read them. No, we can't look away from train wrecks.