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A Post-Post Office World

txtiarosa Wrote: Apr 17, 2013 11:41 AM
I'm not saying term limits is the answer, but the incompetents-er, I meant incumbents, have fixed the system to make it difficult to throw the rascals out.

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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