9/11 – Cantor Fitzgerald Inequities / Structured Destruction
The employees (a majority of which were bond traders) were considered to be…
“ differentially exposed to risk and death.”
What is considered the inequity of the moment is that this particular disaster mainly affected normal hardworking people and those of a higher social prestige because of there status and role in society. These people just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time.
One silver lining for Cantor Fitzgerald is that not all employees died in the attacks and that the attacks were directed at all Americans and not just the people working at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Another silver lining for Cantor Fitzgerald is that although this disaster destroyed 2/3 of their working force, they were still able to work and continue to grow as time went on and did not terminate completely.
9/11 – Cantor Fitzgerald Instrumental Betterment
Cantor Fitzgerald did not benefit directly from the disaster. The author argues that the families of those who were lost that day benefited from financial restitutions from the company, but the company itself did not experience instrumental betterment.
“ a story of hope in human courage and cooperation. When confronted with the gravity of their situation, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act heroically and sacrifice their lives for their country. These 40 heroes made a democratic decision to fight back against terrorism and thereby thwarted a planned attack on our nation’s capital, saving countless numbers of lives.”
National Park Foundation, "Flight 93 National Memorial." Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign . 2006. 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.honorflight93.org/>.
“ We are sure that the nation owes a debt to the passengers of United Flight 93. Their actions saved the lives of countless others, and may have saved either the U.S. Capitol or the White House from destruction.” The 9/11 Commission Report . Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2004.
“ A common field one day. A field of honor forever.” The quote above is from Captain Stephen Ruda, Los Angeles City Fire Department, used to describe the Flight 93 crash site. Ruda wrote the words on a quilted wall hanging sent to the memorial as a tribute to the passengers and crew of Flight 93. Handley, Joanne. "FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement." FLNIGMPcomplete2.pdf . June 2007. National Park Service. 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.nps.gov/flni/parkmgmt/upload/FLNIGMPcomplete2.pdf>.
Crew and passengers of United Flight 93 Jason M. Dahl 43 Colorado LeRoy Homer 36 New Jersey Lorraine G. Bay 58 New Jersey Sandra Bradshaw 38 North Carolina Wanda Anita Green 49 California & New Jersey CeeCee Lyles 33 Florida Deborah Welsh 49 New York Christian Adams 37 Biebelsheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Todd Beamer 32 New Jersey Alan Anthony Beaven 48 California Mark Bingham 31 California Deora Frances Bodley 20 California Marion R. Britton 53 New York Thomas E. Burnett Jr. 38 Minnesota William Joseph Cashman 60 New Jersey Georgine Rose Corrigan 55 Hawaii Patricia Cushing 69 New Jersey Joseph DeLuca 52 New Jersey Patrick Joseph Driscoll 70 New Jersey Edward P. Felt 41 New Jersey Jane Folger 73 New Jersey Colleen Fraser 51 New Jersey Andrew Garcia 62 California Jeremy Glick 31 New Jersey Lauren Catuzzi-Grandcolas 38 California Donald Freeman Greene 52 Connecticut Linda Gronlund 46 New York Kristin White Gould 65 New York Richard Guadagno 38 California & New Jersey Toshiya Kuge 20 Osaka, Japan Hilda Marcin 79 New Jersey Waleska Martinez 37 New Jersey Nicole Carol Miller 21 California Louis "Joey" Nacke II 42 Pennsylvania Donald Peterson 66 New Jersey Jean Hoadley Peterson 55 New Jersey Mark Rothenberg 52 New Jersey Christine Snyder 32 Hawaii John Talignani 74 New York Honor Elizabeth Wainio 27 Maryland
“ The Tower of Voices will feature 40 wind chimes presenting a living memory in sound of the 40 passengers and crew members.” “ Visitors approach the entry to the Bowl on a walkway aligned with the flight path.” National Park Foundation, "Flight 93 National Memorial." Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign . 2006. 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.honorflight93.org/news/downloadable-images.cfm/>.
“ A walkway lined with Red Maple trees leads visitors along 40 memorial groves, around the field of honor (Bowl) to the crash site.” “ The ceremonial gate for family members occurs along the flight path. The wall to the right side holds a folded band of white marble engraved with the names of the 40 passengers and crewmembers.” National Park Foundation, "Flight 93 National Memorial." Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign . 2006. 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.honorflight93.org/news/downloadable-images.cfm/>.
Lessons learned by the emergency response agencies in the area.
“ Somerset Crash Site - DEP's Betsy Mallison (in blue) was one of the first state agency representatives at the site on Tuesday because she was traveling the Turnpike on her way to Harrisburg for a meeting. She is helping to coordinate public information and media at the site.” “ Somerset Crash Site - The first thing you notice pulling onto the road leading to the crash site for Flight 93 is the State Police providing security and satellite trucks for media from around the world.” Media Spotlight for Pennsylvania's EPA "Response to Emergency." Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection . 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/emergency/pictures/091201a.htm>.
“ Somerset Crash Site - over 300 next to the crash site where the FBI, State Police, National Guard, DEP, county and state emergency management agency staff, and many other agencies have set up what is literally the biggest small town in this part of Somerset County, all in less than 24-hours.” “ Somerset Crash Site - Courtesy of PennDOT, the road leading to the emergency operation center and the bluff overlooking the crash site were paved on Saturday, Sept. 15. Paving helps control dust and facilitates families of the crash victims visiting the site.” "Response to Emergency." Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection . 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/emergency/pictures/091201a.htm>.
Homeland security threats and the patriot act helped out intelligence agencies.
The tax cuts helped out the largest corporations and high income earners.
Private Land sold to memorial campaign PBS Coal Co.: 864 acres Svonavec Inc.: 273 acres Timothy Lambert: 163 acres The Kordells: (co-owner of Rollock Inc.) 143 acres The O'Bartos: 57 acres Alvin and Karen Lambert: 42 Edwin Seymour: 12 Oscar and Eva Eschrich: 4 Paul E. Vish: 3 acres with a house and garage The Hoovers: 2 acres with house and cabin Peirce, Paul. "Red tape slows Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . 01 July 2007. 20 Oct 2007 <http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_515286.html>.
Does Lisa Beamer qualify as benefiting instrumentally?
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The Greater New Orleans Health Planning Group convened in November 2005 and developed the framework identifying priority areas across the entire spectrum of public health; in which, fundamental changes in the design of the healthcare system needed to be made.
The destruction wrought by Katrina raised general public policy issues about emergency management, the immediate response, environmental policy, poverty and unemployment.
A Congressional investigation was prompted determining that FEMA and The Red Cross “did not have a logistics capacity sophisticated enough to fully support the massive number of victims.” Hence, responsibility was placed on all three levels of government .