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Who gets what : fair compensation after tragedy and financial upheaval

Author: Kenneth R Feinberg
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explains the factors that are considered when calculating the compensation paid to the victims of such tragedies as 9/11, the Virginia Tech massacre, and the Deep Horizon oil spill and the philosophical issues and practical problems involved in the decision.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Feinberg
ISBN: 9781586489779 1586489771 9781610390767 1610390768
OCLC Number: 744287732
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 216 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The professor, the judge, the lawyer and the senator --
Agent Orange : compensation to promote victim solidarity --
The September 11th victim compensation fund : public compensation for a special group of victims --
The Hokie spirit memorial fund : all lives have equal value --
Paying Wall Street executives : "I believe in you" --
Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico : "the perfect storm" --
Epilogue : "a sense of entitlement."
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Feinberg.

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Kirkus Reviews "An insider's account of how compensation decisions are made after major disasters...An opportunity to get to know a man whose work has affected thousands." Newsweek Daily Beast"When Read more...

 
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