October 2021

No more: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

Capitalism has become so desperate for profits, any profits, that it is escalating the pace at which it devours society, government, and ultimately itself. -- blj 10-1-21 CBSNews Mail delivery slowdown: USPS to slow delivery starting October 1 BY AIMEE PICCHI https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mail-delivery-slower-usps-october-1/ Mail delivery for many Americans will slow starting on Friday, part of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's blueprint for overhauling the U.S. Postal Service in order to slash costs. But critics say the slower delivery standards could cause problems such as late bill delivery while more broadly undermining the public's faith in the USPS. Almost 4 of 10 pieces of first-class mail will see slower delivery, according to Paul Steidler, senior fellow at the Lexington Institute and an expert on the postal service. That "means mail delivery will be slower than in the 1970s,"