U.S. lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. “If you’re hit by a car, if you fell from a ladder, if you came down with food poisoning or slipped on the sidewalk – money!" Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Mathematics of Disaster: This Man Calculates How Much Human Life Is Worth

Most man-made tragedies in the U.S. eventually reach the desk of Kenneth Feinberg, a 72-year-old Jewish lawyer who must turn trauma into financial compensation

Human life is priceless. But when a price must be set, Kenneth Feinberg is the right man for the job. Sporting a fancy tie and trendy glasses, the 72-year-old Jewish lawyer might be described as the Forrest...

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