Italian Mayor Bans Death

Taxes, however, remain certain. Citing a lack of room in the local cemetery, Giulio Cesare Fava, mayor of the Italian town of Falciano del Massico, has banned death in his jurisdiction: is "Forbidden for residents to go beyond the boundaries of earthly life and to go into to the afterlife because the cemetery is running out of room." An expansion had been planned but, to again quote the mayor, "There are no more riches available."

But he apparently lacks a willingness to enforce the edict:

So far two residents have defied the order, to no legal consequence.

Link -Thanks, Larry! | Photo: Flickr user Vector Portal

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"So far two residents have defied the order, to no legal consequence"

As Italy follows Greece, expect the legal consequence to be a new tax on the surviving relatives.
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