Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A bold new policy idea

The New America Foundation touts savings accounts at the post office.  All that time you have to wait to get your money will decrease consumption and increase America's savings rate!

Next week at the NAF: policies to increase the number of blacksmiths in under-served poor neighborhoods.

Seriously, we should be looking for ways to move the postal service gently into the institutional hereafter, not ways to prop it up for another fifty years beyond its technological obsolescence. 

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