Figuring Out How to Compensate Victims After Devastating Tragedies

National Journal has a really great piece about how funds are distributed to victims of tragedy, and the expert people like to call up to figure that out: Ken Feinberg, who has administered or provided advice on how to dole out funds for the victims of 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Newtown shooting, and the BP oil spill. It’s also a very good examination of when we give money, and when we don’t (the 13 killed and 32 wounded at the Fort Hood shooting has seen no money, nor do many other victims of tragic crimes, like the children who are killed by stray bullets).