Skip to main content

View Diary: The Economics of a Humble Fundamentalist Funeral in the Deep South (16 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Even funerals are now part of the problem (9+ / 0-)

    as NPR found back in 1998

    Large funeral-home conglomerates have been purchasing smaller, local funeral homes and retaining the family names on those homes. The funeral homes that remain independent are worried about that consolidation. While ownership by a large corporation results in certain services being improved...such as bereavement counseling...costs are climbing and are threatening the smaller funeral home operators.
    Whatever you think of conventional American funerals, at least the money involved used to go to family businesses and stay in the local community. Not so much any more.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (157)
  • Community (73)
  • Elections (44)
  • Environment (43)
  • Bernie Sanders (42)
  • 2016 (41)
  • Hillary Clinton (35)
  • Spam (35)
  • Culture (34)
  • Republicans (33)
  • Media (32)
  • Climate Change (32)
  • Civil Rights (28)
  • Labor (27)
  • Science (24)
  • Congress (24)
  • Law (24)
  • Education (24)
  • Barack Obama (22)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (22)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site