Why should the government protect any specific business from competition?
Isn't that what capitalism is all about?
Let the monks make the caskets. They need the jobs and their service makes
funerals more affordable.
In California, one can buy Funeral Caskets at Costco. I'm now sure the
Funeral Directors are livid by their lost of their Casket Monopoly but also the
Monks will be unhappy that the likes of Costco and the Walmarts will be able to
undercut their side business as well. Where does it stop?
The family should be able to choose the casket and the casket maker, even if
that casket maker is the family. Why should the funeral director or his
association have the right to reject the family's wishes? The
funeral directors cannot claim health reasons because vaults are required.All that the funeral director can really claim is that he is greedy and
that he wants the state to protect his greed - no matter what the family's
wishes are.Believe me when I speak with contempt about the common
"practices" used in times of grief. We've buried two children. It
was disgusting to listen to the sales pitch of those funeral directors.
"Wouldn't you feel better knowing that Johnny was buried in this fine
oak coffin? Wouldn't you take pride in that choice each time you visited
his grave knowing that you gave him the very best?"I've
told my family to bury me in a plain plywood box, tole painted by my