When individuals are the victims of a mass killing, such as those killed in 9-11, Columbine, the Ft. Hood shootings and other events, there is often an outpouring of support including financial assets made available for survivors and family members. Whether such support is appropriate and the inherent challenge in allocating such resources in an effort to compensate is fraught with conflict and ethical challenges. This article in the Wall Street Journal describes the challenge and the methods employed in one such event in New York.
Leave a Reply