Pushing the Envelope

The United States Postal Service is in danger of bankruptcy. I know just how to fix it

Tomasz Walenta for TIME

I love everything about the postal system. I love that it's the only service industry left in which I don't have to tip anyone. I love that my mail carrier knows a lot of disturbing things about me on the basis of my mail and never says anything about them. I love that every day, I get to see my name in print. As much as I like e-mail, physical mail is more exciting. It's e-mail you can injure yourself opening.

Which is why I'm panicked that the U.S. Postal Service--which has been around since 1775 and has been completely self-funded...

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