A first-class postage stamp cost 2¢ in 1950. If the cost of a stamp had risen with inflation, it would cost 30¢ today. Instead, we’re paying 44¢ to mail a letter.
The info comes by way of a WSJ editorial calling for an end to the Postal Service’s subsidized monopoly on mail.
Unnecessary reminder: e-mail, much like non-bottled water, is free.