Friday, August 13, 2010

"Licensing" Scams

You know the drill. State "licensing" is often a racket designed to protect incumbents.

The monks of the 121-year-old St. Joseph Abbey, in St. Tammany Parish north of New Orleans, charge the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is attempting to maintain a casket cartel, and that board members are mostly engaged in industry they regulate.

They claim the regulations are unconstitutional.

The monks planned to sell their wooden caskets for $1,500 or $2,000 to support the abbey.

They tried to get an exemption from the regulations in 2008 and 2010, but legislators rejected the requests.

Oh, yah. They have to serve an "apprenticeship" in a funeral home to learn how to make CASKETS?

1 comment:

Dave said...

I wonder if Gov. Jindal has the authority and inclination to intervene?