"This Is Why You Can’t Afford a House"
"This Is Not The End"

"Meet Is Murder"

Virginia Heffernan asks a good question:

They’re boring. They’re useless. Everyone hates them. So why can’t we stop having meetings?

The only explanation I've seen that makes sense is that the third assertion is untrue: a lot of people like meetings. Some because they're friendly and extroverted. Some because they like to hear themselves talk. And some because they feel that however bad meetings are they're better than actual work.