Kenneth R. Feinberg: What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11



I m misinterpreting this element It could be that he was just trying to create a definitive record f what he did and why and what I m interpreting as defensiveness was intended as justification and an attempt to explain why he made the decisions he made for the recordIn any case I m glad I read this book because it was thought provoking and informative but I think the uestions and ideas behind the book are better than the actual book itself For most people the title is a philosophical uestion for Feinberg who administered the 911 compensation fund for victims and families and has since did similar work for Boston Marathon bombing victims this is a real life conundrum to solve He goes about his work with rabbinical wisdom and a lot Porter Rockwell: A Biography of compassionThis book documents the 911 fund layingut the legislation that led to its creation the political situation that gave Feinberg as Special Master extraordinary powers and then actual administration Satire of the work This is atnce practical virtually a how to and full Deflower the Boss of heart breaking stories as well as unexpected humor coming from ridiculous reuestsne widower asks that the fund pay for escort services Incredibly family suabble erupted Hebrew magic amulets over who would get payments with imminent in laws shuttingut fiancees Overall though the fund is a humane gesture from the American people to an extraordinary eventFeinberg is guided by advice from his mentor Ted Kennedy and chooses to use his discretion to shrink the gap between rich and poor Although lawsuits would calculate a person s lifetime earnings Feinberg can t do those sorts f calculations for 3000 affected families In fact at the end he advises that future funds set a fixed amount for particular injuries and not have the compensation ffset by insurance r ther هذه بلادنا: الجواء outside income He also doesn t believe that funds like these should be a regularccurrence why should a firefighter who dies Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom on 911 get compensation that a colleague who diesn another day would notThe average compensation to victim s families was about 2000000 whether they were stockbrokers r stock boys American r foreign With great compassion Feinberg ultimately answers his uestion fo. D to waive their right to sue the airlines involved in the attacks as well as ther potentially responsible entities When the program was launched many families criticized it as a brazen tight fisted attempt to protect the airlines from lawsuits The Fund was also attacked as attempting to put insulting dollar values n the lives Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of lost lovednes The families were in pain And they were angry Over the course f the next three years Feinberg spent almost all f his time meeting with the families convincing them f the.

Charged with convincing the families f the victims f 91101 to not sue the government r airlines Feinburg attempts to explain how families fighting for money after the victim s death is their expression The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of the valuef that life He falls short Feinberg portrays his thoughts n the meaning f life through his experience at an elementary level While his task is interesting and uniue his book is not Interesting and thoughtfully written though tediously repetitive I put this n my to read list a long time ago but nly now got around to actually reading it when I heard that Mr Feinberg has been put in charge f administering the One Boston fundIt s an interesting dilemma how to distribute financial compensation to people when no amount f money can heal their pain and make them whole again Especially when as was the case with the 911 fund there are no rules about who gets the money Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse or how much they should get It was up to Feinberg to invent the rules as he went along and there was no precedent to leann which makes it interesting to learn how he approached the problem and determined the rules that were eventually put in place All this despite the fact that ultimately there is no definitive answer to the uestion posed in the book s titleI m glad I read this book but it wasn t exactly what I was expecting I think part Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations of it was that I thought he might go into specifics about particular cases and that I would learn about the 911 victims but he didn t In retrospect that makes perfect sense because there is a genuine need to protect the privacyf the fund beneficiaries but still when you re expecting ne thing and you get something else it can be a little disappointingI also thought that it was going to be f a narrative a story with a plot arc and character development and all f that It s not It s really f a how to manual for future reference should the need ever ariseBut there was also another issue that kept me from loving this book throughout most The Stringbean Murders of it I felt that there was an undertonef defensiveness as though he wrote this book in أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع order to respond tor preempt his critics which I found a little Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, off putting I don t know maybe. Soon to be a major motion picture the true storyf the man put in charge The Sporty Game of the 911 Victim Compensation Fund and a testament to the enduring powerf family grief love fear frustration and courage Just days after September 11 2001 Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 911 Victim Compensation Fund a uniue unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved ne n 911 and survivors who were physically injured in the attacks Those who participated in the Fund were reuire.

R each family affected the life Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of their lovedne was worth the same as that Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of anyther family s loved ne Very interesting read Thought provoking Very insightful Good read for the information it provides I heard his speech at the Commonwealth Club and was fascinated to know about his experience as the Special Master f the 9 11 compensation fund Feinberg is a very smart guy but you can also sense how enormous his ego is His cut and dry approach to the task Blood Love of fairly distributing award to 9 11 victims and their relatives turnedff m I got this book recommended by my insurance agent a while ago when I inuire about how much is enough for a life insurance policy It is eye pening to know how he had to deal with that difficult and challenging situation He mentioned how much communications skills he had to develop to talk to all the families and how he had to create the rules f the fund to avoid at all cost independent sues It gives a good idea f how he calculated the monetary compensation and how to distribute it I can t imagine the stress level while performing these duties If you have the same uestion about how much life insurance is enough this book will definitely help and give you a better idea I heard him speak this past summer so I looked for his books at the library He wrote 2 I read the books in his voice so that made it really fascinating for me Also I worked downtown during 911 so it all was very realRecommended Feinberg s description f his experience as head f the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund raises many challenging issues about the impossible task f placing a dollar value n the lives f the victims killed r injured in the 911 attacks He ffers a frank portrayal DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of both his mistakes mostf them early in the process and the results f his extraordinary determination to speak personally with thousands f individuals and families who had potential claims against the Fund In page after page he makes the reasoning process he went through in administrating the Fund crystal clear and in so doing he implicitly challenges the reader to think about what he r she would have done if faced with the same issue. Generosity and compassion f the program and calculating appropriate awards for each and every claim The Fund proved to be a dramatic success with Civil rights, tool of communist deception over 97%f eligible families participating It also provided important lessons for Feinberg who became the filter the arbitrator and the target f family suffering Feinberg learned about the enduring power f family grief love fear faith frustration and courage Most importantly he learned that no check no matter how large could make the families and victims f 911 whole aga.

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Kenneth R Feinberg one of the nation’s leading lawyers has been front and center in some of the most complex legal disputes of the past three decades He is the former Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility established by the Obama Administration to process claims for compensation arising out of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 He also served as Special Master of the Federal Sept