Who Gets What

Who Gets What

Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval

Book - 2012
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Agent Orange, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Virginia Tech massacre, the 2008 financial crisis, and the Deep Horizon gulf oil spill: each was a disaster in its own right. What they had in common was their aftermath--each required compensation for lives lost, bodies maimed, livelihoods wrecked, economies and ecosystems upended. In each instance, an objective third party had to step up and dole out allocated funds: in each instance, Presidents, Attorneys General, and other public officials have asked Kenneth R. Feinberg to get the job done.

In Who Gets What? , Feinberg reveals the deep thought that must go into each decision, not to mention the most important question that arises after a tragedy: why compensate at all? The result is a remarkably accessible discussion of the practical and philosophical problems of using money as a way to address wrongs and reflect individual worth.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, c2012
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781586489779
1586489771
Branch Call Number: 347.7377 FEI
Characteristics: xx, 216 p. ; 22 cm.

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