The Internet Didn't Kill the USPS, It's Still Vital

By the year 2000 people started believing, in the advent of widespread email culture, that the United States Postal Service was doomed. Conservatives and business types argued that it was a bloated institution.But it’s not. In fact, it’s a vital, robust network that is literally a failsafe in the doomsday plans of the federal government. These days, while people may not be sending many letters or postcards, the USPS is an essential service helping us vote, get our medicine and deliver us packages. President Trump isn’t a fan. But Motherboard reporter Aaron Gordon is, and he’s on the show this week to tell us more about the future of the Postal Service.

He's also just launched a newsletter, The Mail, which is all about the USPS. You can subscribe to The Mail by entering your email address at


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