Business of Death Video from GOOD Magazine

Posted to Economics  |  Nathan Yau

GOOD Magazine is really growing on me. Have you subscribed yet? All of your subscription costs go to the charity of your choice, and by all, I mean 100%. My subscription money went to Ashoka.

In their most recent awareness animation, GOOD Magazine takes you inside the business of death.

Throughout the developed world the business surrounding death has often been an uneasy topic of discussion. Originating in the mid-19th Century, the modern funeral has evolved into an economic and cultural monster, with a vast network of supporting industries and myriad options for your earthly remains.

The amount of money put into casket, tombstone, plot etc. is kind of frightening. As if a death in the family isn’t troubling enough.

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