David Z. Morris is a writer interested in
technology, culture, and the places where they meet. He writes regularly about things like transportation, payment systems, and logistics for
outlets including Fortune and Aeon.
An obscure United Nations body is making mail from developing nations unnaturally cheap—and hurting e-commerce, manufacturing, and postal systems in industrialized countries. The Universal Postal Union is a secretive backroom club, but its missteps were born from the highest of ideals.