On Placing a Value on Life
Several years ago, we posted this short essay by Kenneth Feinberg. Over the last two decades, Mr. Feinberg is the individual who has been selected many times over for an extraordinary responsibility, to determine the compensation and payments to survivors of the victims of 9/11, the Boston marathon bombing, and many other tragic events. He recently wrote a short piece about how this has changed his own thinking about the value of life. We would like to share it with you again on this 4th of July.