Thursday, August 17, 2006

Follow the money is a good rule of thumb


Aug. 17, 200611:54 am
Divorce Filing Puts New Claim on Kozlowski Riches

An article in USA Today on Thursday suggested that Ms. Kozlowski’s move will reverberate well beyond the divorce court. It could greatly complicate the government’s efforts to force Mr. Kozlowski to give up his ill-gotten gains. He has been ordered to pay $167 million in restitution and fines.

Ms. Kozlowski, who filed for divorce on July 31, is seeking half his assets and is attempting to put a lein on their estate in Boca Raton, Fla., which was purchased with a $30 million loan from Tyco.
_________(my NY Times Deal Book postings on the story)


Ms. Kozlowski’s divorce financial claims perfectly illustrate the absurdity of equitable distribution and community property laws. While not suggesting she be sent into desert with a bottle of water like Hagar, unimaginable wifely services peformed to perfection carry a monetary value more than an infinitesimal of the amounts claimed.
The logical flaw underlying these Daconian laws is marriage is a community. That’s a ridiculous notion in today’s world of a 50% divorce rate and according to Newsweek more than 40% of married men and women admit to adultery!
Beats me why men float along in political airy fairyland. They bet the emotional and financial ranch on marriage yet doesn’t occur to them to demand politicians protect their interest.
No wonder the political classes view men as Homer Simpsons easily controlled and manipulated by pornography, gambling, video games, and “guy things”.
In the meanwhile our sons’ opportunities vanish before our eyes.
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — August 17, 2006 @ 12:17 pm
This story in today’s NY Times about advertisers’ recognition of divorced fathers suggests men’s political issues might make them the “soccer moms” of the 2008 presidential election. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/17/business/media/17adco .html?ref=business
In fact one need look no further than Gina Belafante’s Style’s piece today about as boots symbolizing as in Nancy Sinatra song–”These boots were made walking, and they’ll walk all over you!”
Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — August 17, 2006 @ 7:04 pm
Leave a Comment

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Google