Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval (Hardback)Kenneth R. Feinberg (author)
Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 26/06/2012
- Publisher reprinting
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: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 216 x 143 x 20 mm
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