. . . Wednesday. I gave a talk at Hoover Institution’s retreat yesterday and in the Q&A, someone suggested cutting government spending by cutting Saturday mail delivery. After my talk ended, a woman came up and said that she thought cutting Saturday delivery was a bad idea. At first I thought she was objecting the way most people object to cuts–just not wanting them but not having another suggestion. But she had thought it through. Here’s what she said:

“If they drop Saturday delivery, then people will go two days without mail delivery. That can be especially hard for some businesses. Then, when you consider how many Monday holidays there are, people would sometimes go without delivery for three days. Instead, they should cut delivery on Wednesdays.”

Brilliant. The woman, who gave me permission to name her, is Helen Harmon.