Oct 5, 2021
Kenneth Feinberg served as the Special Master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has also been responsible for compensation programs for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Virginia Tech massacre, and other tragedies.
He is also the subject of the documentary "Playing God" as well as the new Netflix film “Worth”.
Ken Feinberg reflects on how he navigates the pressures and difficulties of deciding the literal financial value and material worth of a person’s life. He also shares his thoughts on negotiating and the fine art of listening and being a better communicator.
And Ken Feinberg offers some life wisdom about the importance of family, what is means to be “working class”, mistakes people make when deciding to become a lawyer, and how his upbringing shaped his values and the man he would become.
Chauncey DeVega reflects on why so many people hate Hillary Clinton even though she was correct in warning about the damage to American society and democracy that is being caused by Donald Trump’s “deplorables” and other neofascist cult members.
And Chauncey continues to warn that mass denial (especially by the corporate news media) about Trump’s coup, Jan. 6, and escalating political violence by the Jim Crow Republican fascists and their movement will not save the American people.
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Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.