Liz Gannes

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U.S. Mail Delivery Is Taking the Weekend Off — Permanently

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The United States Postal Service announced this morning that, in a cost-cutting measure, it will only deliver mail on weekdays.

The long-discussed plan is set to kick in Aug. 1, but it hasn’t yet been approved by Congress. It’s forecasted to save $2 billion annually.

Because of continued growth and profitability in delivery of packages, those will continue to arrive at people’s doors six times per week.

So, shall we blame Lance? It’s way bigger than that. The USPS had a $15.9 billion net loss in fiscal 2012.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work