NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With dividend investing suddenly in vogue, my inner contrarian shudders with every pro-dividend TV segment and newspaper headline."Leave my beloved dividend stocks alone!" -- I think and drift into memories of the good old days when the media celebrated cash-flow negative "growth" stocks and sneered at corporate bellwethers as "stodgy" and "grandfatherly." But then my better judgment appeals to me: It's for the best. Seth Klarman -- the famous and elusive value investor -- once asked himself an interesting question in the foreword of his hard-to-find book Margin of Safety: "