Myths/the Post Office has fallen into disuse

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Myth: The Post Office has fallen into disuse.
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This article is under construction and should not be used as a reference. Needs more examples and some elaboration of the counterevidence.


Consider the post office. It has not been privatized. It’s just fallen gradually into disuse thanks to the advent of email, texting, and thousands of other ways of communicating. It may stick around for another decade or so, but as a kind of zombie. Surely its days are numbered.

—Jeffrey Tucker and Max Borders, Fifty Ways to Leave Leviathan, 2013-10-17


The USPS remains a profitable enterprise. The loss in traffic from people sending email instead of writing letters has been made up for by the increase in internet orders mailed through the post, as well as mass advertising.