Buried in Regulations

by Conor Friedersdorf

The Institute for Justice is an organization I mentioned in my post about pragmatic libertarianism. In their video above, they highlight a defense effort they're mounting on behalf of a group of monks. They make coffins to support their cloistered lifestyle. Unfortunately, Louisiana law says that only licensed funeral directors can sell coffins, because we all know how much consumer suffering is associated with wooden boxes inside of which your corpse decays. (Perhaps the funeral directors' lobby can call Bernie of "Weekend At..." fame to testify on their behalf.)

The Associated Press has more here.