Eric Posner, New Republic on line
A helpful reminder that many institutions that we take for granted flourish only because the public does not pay attention to them. When political ruptures expose this machinery, savvy figures such as Kenneth Feinberg are called upon to play a paradoxical role. They convince the public that these institutions are fair by temporarily suspending their operation and using ad hoc procedures that better comport with public notions of fairness, until public attention wanders elsewhere.
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.”
In Who Gets What,” lawyer and master of disaster Kenneth R. Feinberg dissects the complicated business of settling claims after calamity A glance at recent headlines may indicate a long shelf life for Feinberg's book who will compensate the victims of Jerry Sandusky? Who Gets What” indeed."
Reed Richardson, Eric Alterman's blog on The Nation