How ‘Big Funeral’ made the afterlife so expensive
And what we might do about it. Thanks to 'Big Funeral', burying a family member can cost roughly $10k, but what if it… didn’t? In this insight into the costs and labour behind mortuary care, Elenor Cummins explores why healthcare became too expensive to die in the US. Here, she argues that it's time to reevaluate not only the cost of death care but also its environmental impact.