Postal historian Richard John says that the USPS is not a business and should be treated as a public resource.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Richard R. John and Joseph Turow
Despite its impressive track record, the Postal Service has become a target for free market think tanks convinced that corporate America could run the USPS better than the government.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
You’d think that the Republican Party, which depends on the undue weight given to rural voters for its continued political life, would be particularly solicitous of the post office. But, at the higher reaches, its ideological preoccupations are stronger: the post office is a government service, and therefore bad; it should be run instead by people who can make money from it.
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