Reverend Sun Myung Moon

Year2000
CategoryEconomics
CountriesUnited States
DescriptionThe Reverend Sun Myung Moon, for bringing efficiency and steady growth to themass-marriage industry, with, according to his reports, a 36-couple wedding in 1960, a 430-couple wedding in 1968, an 1800-couple wedding in 1975, a 6000-couple wedding in 1982, a 30,000-couple wedding in 1992, a 360,000-couple wedding in 1995, and a 36,000,000-couple wedding in 1997.
Reference"Dying to Save Taxes: Evidence from Estate Tax Returns on the Death Elasticity" National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. W8158, March 2001.