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7 April 2012 0 Comments

USPS: Corporatism – Government Monopoloy’s Cost to Captive Customers and Innocent Taxpayers

 Washington Times (16 February 2012) reports on Government ‘s Political Monopoly US Mail Delivery Corporation:  “Joseph Corbett, chief financial officer for the Postal Service, told reporters in a conference call the agency needs to reduce its workforce by 155,000 employees by 2016. It’s just one of several big changes postal officials say they must make […]

6 April 2012 0 Comments

USPS:The “Politicized” Government Monopoly: Why Things Don’t Change and Who Pays? [The Forgotten Taxpayer]

Why Things Don’t Change and Who Pays? Politicizing Quasi-Socialist Government Monopoly Mail Delivery is Inevitable When the Government is Involved.  READ MORE WSJ 2 March 2012 The agency is experiencing historic losses—more than $5 billion in its most recent fiscal year—that it attributes to burdensome retiree health costs and a shift in communication habits in […]

5 April 2012 0 Comments

USPS: Pony Express – Private Mail Delivery Made Obsolete by Telegraphy

The Pony Express is a romantic legend and legacy, story of individual innovation and private enterprise. “The express route was extremely hazardous, but only one mail delivery was ever lost. The service lasted only 19 months until October 24, 1861, when the completion of the Pacific Telegraph line ended the need for its existence Although […]

29 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: A Wondrous Creation Nears Collapse

1)    The U.S. Postal Service Nears Collapse By Devin Leonard   May 26, 2011 The USPS is a wondrous American creation. Six days a week it delivers an average of 563 million pieces of mail—40 percent of the entire world’s volume. For the price of a 44¢ stamp, you can mail a letter anywhere within the […]

28 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: American Catalog Mailers Association Lobbies

USPS Junk Mail lobby has its point of view. Nevertheless, the USPS is losing money every year. The American Catalog Mailers Association wants the USPS to correct the imbalances that it caused itself. I don’t recall any lobbying for reform by the USPS or its various interest groups. This cannot go on. And my sense […]

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27 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: Catalogs – Junk Mail or Offering Affordable Opportunties for a Higher Standard of Living

The Liberty Blog prides itself on thinking outside the box with unconventional perspectives on conventional issues of our lives. The catalog is derided as “junk mail” but there is another perspective, in my view: catalogs communicate and inform us about products we did not know we needed or wanted. Imaginative producers and retailers anticipate our […]

26 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: Catalogs Pay Their Way – American Catalog Mailers Association

American Catalog Mailer Association makes its case: “We estimate the catalog industry paid $3.6 billion in postage, generating more than $1 billion of fixed-cost coverage above what it cost the USPS to deliver the catalogs. Catalog mail is neither subsidized nor unwanted. In fact, half of America buys from catalogs. The shared ride from national […]

25 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: Unions Recruits Vets to Lobby for Special Treatment

It is not clear why Veterans organizations have common interest in lobbying against what appear to be necessary layoffs. The USPS delivers billions and billions of pieces of mail and is a wonder, however, it is clear that the cost of this minor miracle is unwarranted and as a result of the special and privileged […]

24 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: Issa-Ross Reform Act Pro and Con

1)    To Save USPS We Need Issa-Ross Postal Reform Act Video As the clock winds down to a postal default, Rep. Darrell, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, continues to push for structural reforms to the US Postal Service that would avert another costly bailout and enable the service to regain solvency. Visit www.SavingThePostService.com to […]

23 November 2011 0 Comments

USPS: Communication Connects A Nation – Recipient Pays – Old School May Be the Future – First US Postage Stamps

“Who Pays?”  is an eternal question.  As the USPS heads toward bankruptcy ( another word for Taxpayer Bailout), it might be time to consider “back to the future” and have recipients pay. For example, you could elect to pay only for personal letters. Is there any reason that postal service has to be subsidized? The […]