To Save Post Offices, Turn Them Into Public Banks

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I didn’t get any mail today, or the day before. I’m not the only one lacking in pen pals: From 2006 to 2010, mail volume declined by 20 percent, and it’s going to keep dropping. We’re doing a lot more of our correspondence online these days, and that decline in business is putting the U.S. Postal Service – a government enterprise that would rank 29th on the Fortune 500 if it were a business – in an increasingly precarious spot, forcing us to figure out how to keep mail service solvent.

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