One of the commercial phenomena of this age has been the unprecedented development of the mail order industry. Mammoth mercantile establishments have arisen which never see their customers face to face, have no soliciting agents, and sell goods exclusively by means of the modest "catalogue," the postage stamp and the unwearied effort of the Post Office Department. Whether the story of the genial citizen who is said to have acquired a mail order wife be true or false, the popularity of the mail order scheme cannot be gainsaid.
John G. Park,
The Evasion of State Laws by Mail Order Insurance Companies,
Mich. L. Rev.
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