Who Gets what: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval
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.
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Review: Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial UpheavalUser Review - Kirk - Goodreads
Feinberg is not the best writer that I've read--"couldn't put it down" is NOT how I'd describe this book--but the subject is fascinating. He has done outstanding work with victims from Agent Orange to ... Read full review
Review: Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial UpheavalUser Review - Hilary - Goodreads
Very interesting as an introduction to this kind of law and to this side of these tragedies/crises. Not sure if I would read any of his other books, just because I would expect more of the same. Read full review