Kenneth Feinberg: What Is the Value of a Human Life?


In setting compensation for victims of the 9/11 attacks, attorney Kenneth Feinberg felt awkward paying survivors of a banker who was killed more than survivors of a janitor. The experience left him believing that all lives should be valued equally.

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Washington attorney Kenneth Feinberg specializes in alternative dispute resolution. He managed the compensation funds for the 9/11 attacks and Virginia Tech shootings, and has worked with victims of human radiation experiments and Holocaust slave labor.