So Saturday mail delivery is on its way out, in order to save money for the U.S. Postal Service.
Whenever more post office woes are reported, I am reminded of Lysander Spooner, who in addition to his work in political philosophy also tried to compete against the federal government in mail delivery. Federal mail delivery is authorized in the Constitution, but nowhere is it declared to be a federal monopoly.
Spooner’s American Letter Mail Company drove down postal rates until legal challenges by the federal government forced him out of business.