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Kenneth Feinberg on Who Gets What

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg discusses the practical and philosophical problems of using money as a way to address wrongs and reflect individual worth. In Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval, he draws on his experiences with some of the most complex legal disputes of the past three decades, including Agent Orange, the closing of the Shoreham Nuclear Plant, and 9/11.

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Comments [5]

steven from hoboken

no

Jun. 25 2012 06:43 PM
Jonella from Lonely Iggorant Boondox of Sullivan County, NY

I LOVE Mr. Feinberg - love his "Talmudic" analyses of these complex issues. Good for him for taking them on! I especially love his Boston accent! - that I myself once spoke with(- growing up in Newton, Massachusetts.)
Thanks for a great segment.

Jun. 25 2012 12:55 PM
Jonathan Soroko from Brooklyn

Does Mr. Feinberg have an opinion on Congress' abolition liability for Motorola's defective FDNY radios?

Jun. 25 2012 12:34 PM
jack from Brooklyn

How did you set compensation for people who had little or no documentation of their income. I'm thinking of the Gulf Coast fishermen I saw on 60 Minutes who worked by cash only and apparently kept no books. (How do they deal with the IRS, I wonder?)

Jun. 25 2012 12:24 PM
eCAHNomics

The toort system in the U.S. is just another stacked deck to keep RWMs on top.

Jun. 25 2012 12:19 PM

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