What?! A Postage Stamp Should Really Cost How Much?!

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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.