More evidence that the modern bureaucratic state simply fails to understand family relations—how they work, what they mean, why they matter:
- German Man Must Share Pension with Ex-Wife’s Husband. You work all your life for a pension, and then you have to use it to give $785/month to the man your wife left you for. After all, in the view of the modern state he’s family too!
- Domestic partner benefits required for California state contracts. After all, everyone knows that the distinction between family relationships and other forms of living together is irrational, hateful and intolerable. So why not use all means at hand to root it out?
It’s worth noting that such ways of thinking are particularly characteristic of California. The promised boost to family values from the influx of Hispanics and Asians never comes. Instead, multiple cultures lead to multiculturalism and the amoral administrative state.