Why It Matters That Mail Volume Is Dropping Precipitously

The steady decline in mail volume over the past 15 years has recently kicked into high gear, potentially foreshadowing major financial problems for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the demise of a communications medium that has literally knit the nation together.

Whether used to distribute government documents (e.g., driver’s licenses and court papers), for marketing and business development, or personal correspondence, a strong mail system means a strong America. It cannot, and will not, ever be entirely replaced by electronic communication.

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Paul Steidler