By the time United States Census 2020 is completed, I’ll either show up as someone who has a number of humans in my home instead of just one, or as someone with multiple personalities, all with the same name.

This is because the same day I received my first Census inquiry, I responded on line. I’ve since received the survey twice in the U.S. mail, which may indicate the Post Office thinks if it turns in a bunch of extra-credit work right about now, Congress won’t try to privatize it or push to abolish it. Congress is pretty limited in what it can do; the Post Office was established by the U.S. Constitution and is an agency of the government.

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