Saturday, May 2, 2020

USPS (b. 1775)

At The New Yorker, Casey Cep writes about the United States Postal Service, its origin, history, current woes, possible futures, and cultural value. An excerpt:

If the coronavirus kills the Postal Service, its death will have been hastened, as so many deaths are right now, by an underlying condition: for the past forty years, Republicans have been seeking to starve, strangle, and sabotage it, hoping to privatize one of the oldest and most important public goods in American history.
[Have you written a letter today? Me, not yet.]

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