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A Post-Post Office World

Steven F Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 7:45 PM
But it's not. The Constitution says, "Congress shall have the Power To ... establish Post Offices." But it doesn't have to use that power. I'm glad to see someone else say this. I have been making the same statement in comments to articles about the post office every chance I get.

Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office.

They buy commercials and tout their services the way private businesses do. They offer a service that customers want.

But a real business can't get away with losing billions every year. (I guess in the era of bailouts, I should say shouldn't get away with it.) The post office lost $16 billion last year, despite having all sorts of advantages that most private businesses don't have.

They have a near monopoly on first-class mail delivery. You want...

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