The British tabloid press may not be the most reliable source, but that’s what the Daily Mail is reporting.
According the the story, she has a well heeled benefactor or boyfriend from Mexico, and:
‘She said, “I’m moving to Mexico, and I’m never coming back.” Eventually she plans to become a Mexican citizen.’
I’ve said for years that falsely accused people who are acquitted or exonerated should leave the country at the first opportunity. It will never be right for them again in the US – the system is vindictive. They will always be subject to scrutiny that others don’t have to endure, most people will not accept the truth of the matter, their employment prospects are always bleak, and a legion of cops all over the country will put them back in the slammer on any excuse or maybe even make one up if they have to. Until an appropriate level of skepticism attends police and the criminal charges they bring it’s all too easy for them to get away with that. It constitutes a temptation, really.
Say whatever else you want about Casey Anthony, she’s a smart girl. Don’t waste your life trying to get the system to make you whole; grab what life puts on your plate and get the hell out of dodge.
This is a long post but worth the read, having as it does basic insights into the intractable problem that remains the elephant in the living room with respect to discussions of “what is to be done”: unpayable debt.
The post is also noteworthy for its “12 recommendations” that include just letting it all “play out”, which in context means something along the lines of “Let’s liquidate all the unpayable debt.”
Mish Shedlock is not a lawyer. I’m not sure he’s even a trained economist. But he is a very smart guy.
Like so many, though, he seems to have this blind spot. When it comes to the process of “liquidation” you are talking about lawyers and judges and courts and judgments and enforcement at that point. You’re talking about legal processes. When you talk about legal processes it is best to talk to a lawyer, not an economist.
At the bottom, the foundational level, law and economics meet. And as I’ve said many times law trumps, though economists chafe at this.
As I’ve also said many times, “liquidation” of all the unpayable debt in the system is a practical impossibility. It is never, ever going to happen. People rightly point out that the jubilee amendment is never going to happen either.
But let me give you another certainty, though perhaps it is meaningless: as between the two – that is, the jubilee amendment or a liquidation of all unpayable debt – the jubilee amendment will happen. That’s how ridiculous the notion of liquidation is.