Great Britain shows way for privatized mail service
Thomas Lucente: Great Britain shows way for privatized mail service - LimaOhio.com: Local News: "The problems are easy to see. Email and other digital communication have undermined the Postal Service’s mail monopoly; the unions, putting self-interest above all else, have created excessive labor costs; and Congress, also putting self-interest above all else, is often unwilling to allow the service to take measures to operate efficiently.
If the Postal Service were privately run, customers would be able to pick and choose what they wish to pay for. Private businesses have a profit incentive to tailor services to satisfy customers and to seek new cost-effective delivery methods. Prices would be higher or lower depending on what customers want as is the case in any other private business.
As Great Britain and other European nations move toward an enlightened privatized system of mail delivery, the United States continues to lag behind and all our wallets will eventually suffer for it."