Postal Blues
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Monopolies suck, waste, corruption, feather bedding, empire building. And a monopoly (Labor Gang) within a monopoly (Government Monopoly) is suck squared. Anti Trust the Labor Gangs, why should they have special extortion privileges?

  • Corlyss

    I wish the PO’s masters luck with this one. Closing thousands of post offices is going to be like trying to close military bases: they are too important to individual congressmen for many of them to go willingly into that underfunded dark lacuna. Congress will do it slowly, with lots of favoritism charges, with cuts mostly in Red states, and with little to show for a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    Curious factoid: home delivery was started during the Civil War by an Ohio Postmaster whose tender heart couldn’t bear the emotional displays that attended families coming to the post offices every day to check the Killed and Missing lists posted in the reception area.

  • Theo

    No gas station attendants (except in NJ), no milkmen, no newspaper boys/girls, no doctor visits to the home, once a week garbage service, once a week mail service? — why?
    I know well the economics, but I am still perplexed.

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