I am not sure how this would work. If you live in the country and want to mail a letter somewhere, how could you possibly know how much it would cost? Every letter would have to be taken to the post office to determine the cost.
Everyone’s zip code could have a one letter prefix. Rural zips would get a B for bumpkin and everyone else’s would have a C for cool. Then just apply a simple formula. B to B would cost $47. B to C or C to B would be $27. C to C would be $.05.
Of course it cost far more to send a head of lettuce from a B zip code to a C zip than it does a letter, so the cool people can expect a significant food cost increase.
The writer is an idiot and I seriously doubt he has ever put together any business plan.
The only way to solve the post office’s problems is to privatize it.
However, it is really stupid that a person who lives 50 miles from the nearest town pays no more for mail delivery than does an apartment dweller in a city. People in rural areas should either pay more for delivery or pick their mail up at a central collection center somewhere. The whole system is screwy, because the real costs of what the post office does are not factored into the prices. It’s no way to run a business.