Posts Tagged ‘zip codes’

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    Should the US Postal Service Be a Monopoly?

    Nov 14, 13 • 442 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