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Hmm, it seems like Americans are getting less nice. *That* can't be good for anyone…

> In one experiment, a sociologist scattered thousands of what appeared to be lost letters in dozens of American cities in 2001, and again in 2011. From the first round to the second one, the proportion of letters that was picked up by helpful passersby and put in a mailbox declined by 10 percent. (When the same experiment was conducted in Canada, helpfulness didn’t diminish.)

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

@codesections Or: snail mail is completely unfamiliar to 10% more Americans, and so it just looks like trash.

@mdhughes @codesections
Or due to less medical care, less can bend down to reach the letter.

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