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Money Talks

It can be an arm of government or a profitable business — it can’t be both

Money Talks is a column that explores what happens when business, the economy, and culture collide.

On April 13, 1957, America was rocked by a national crisis: The mail did not come. It was a Saturday, and Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, facing a budget crisis, decided to cut off Saturday deliveries. The decision was sensible, economically speaking. But it was politically disastrous, provoking a huge outcry from Americans who found it intolerable to wait two days for a letter. …

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