The Times touches only briefly on the primary reason for what many are calling a manufactured crisis in theU.S. Postal Service.
In 2006, Congress required the USPS to pre-fund 75 years' worth of worker health benefits in the next 10 years. This means funding for workers not even hired yet. No other agency or corporation is required to do this.
Congress should change this requirement to match the usual funding requirements for other agencies. This would immediately eliminate the crisis.
It is the news media's responsibility to raise this issue with the public. The Times' editorial makes it seem as if technology is the primary driver of the USPS' crisis. Technology is a major player, but it is not the reason for the USPS' financial problems.