Posts Tagged ‘Ben Franklin’

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    Should the US Postal Service Be a Monopoly?

    Nov 14, 13 • 285 Views • Businesses, Economic Growth, Economic History, Government, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, TechNo Comments

    The 5-digit zip code is rather amazing. Introduced by the US Postal Service in 1963, it became the key to automation. Whereas a single person could sort, at most, a letter in one second or 3600 an hour, zip codes meant machines could take over. Once we had...

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    Ben Franklin’s Turkey

    Nov 17, 11 • 120 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    The bald eagle is our national bird but, according to Ben Franklin, the turkey should have been. In a letter to his daughter, he explains why. “True original natives,” turkeys are American birds. “…Though a little vain and silly, [the...