Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Markets in Everything*: funeral strippers

From Japundit:

Chinese officials have decided to crack down on the practice at some rural villages of hiring strippers to perform at funerals. The practice is intended to attract more attendees to funerals because many people believe that a greater number of people improve the deceased’s chances for better afterlife. They also think that more people bring luck to the survivors as well.

Local officials [have been] told they must submit plans for funerals within 12 hours after a villager dies. Exotic dancing is off the menu - and residents can report “funeral misdeeds” on a special hotline for a reward of USD $35.

* (category blatantly but respectfully borrowed from Marginal Revolution)

2 Comments:

Blogger The Legal Janitor said...

you have been linked and cited on Marginal Revolution. funky!

http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2006/08/china_market_of_1.html

4:13 PM  
Blogger a singapore economist said...

The number of hits from the MR crowd is good for my ego!

1:05 AM  

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