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Five Years Left Before The USPS Hits The Fan

 
 
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Posted 05/21/2019   01:01 am  Show Profile Check docgfd's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add docgfd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance...57dL2tr8_0Vw

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Posted 05/21/2019   05:09 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

This issue has been stewing for at least the last 5 years...


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Mail is what the Postal Service does and it no longer "binds the nation…. through correspondence." Mail today is not a communications medium; it is a broadcast medium for businesses.

Indeed, from a 21st century perspective, the USPS looks like a hopelessly retrograde enterprise. We cut down trees, mill them into paper, print words on the paper, then transport the paper all over America in pollution-belching trucks, and have people deliver them (often on foot) to 150 million addresses. Then people throw most of it away unopened.


https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixg...ial-problem/

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Congress created the mess. This Bloomberg article offers some excellent analysis of the USPS state of affairs and why the USPS is in the place it is.

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/a...stal-service
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Interesting points.
Thanks for sharing the link.
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