What Is the Value of a Human Life?

In an essay titled “What Is the Value of a Human Life?”, Kenneth Feinberg, the Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, recounts his odyssey of conscience regarding the legitimacy of what he now considers the law’s invidious distinctions between individuals based upon their incomes. He describes how he originally accepted the standard …

Jinxes, Jerseys and Jurisprudence III

In previous posts inspired by a Red Sox fan’s “very, very bad” and “dastardly” burial of a Red Sox jersey under two feet of concrete in what will be the new Yankee stadium, in an attempt to jinx his team’s hated rival, we have discussed various questions about the basic theory of Hezek and compensation …